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Freshman Connection Edition 

Current Sa uce 

Dedicated to serving the students of Northwestern State University since 1914 

Summer 2002 

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Campus Life 

The Current Sauce 
Freshman Connection Edition 

By Kaleb Breaux 


Traditions are the foundations of any 
well-established university, and 
Northwestern State University is not lacking 
in the department of traditions. Some tradi- 
tions may not be as student friendly as oth- 
ers, but they are traditions, nonetheless. 

The Columns. 

First, and probably the most important, 
is the tradition of the three columns. The 
columns serve as the unofficial symbol of 
the University. The columns once supported 
the Bullard mansion as early as 1856. The 
first school building was erected in 1884 and 
the evolution of Northwestern State 
University began. 

woman who came from a wealthy family 
from south Louisiana. She fell in love with a 
man of whom her family did not approve. 
Isabella's lover was killed in a dual and the 
distraught maiden fled to Natchitoches to 
join the convent that once stood where the 
columns presently stand. 

The plot now thickens. The rather psy- 
chotic and grief stricken Isabella stabs her- 
self to death. Her body was found with her 
bloody handprint imprinted on the wall of 
the Bullard mansion. 

Isabella's ghost was said to have 
roamed Bullard mansion until it was torn 
down. The spirit now resides in the oldest 
building on campus, the Old Women's Gym 
(aka the National Center for Preservation, 
Technology, and Training). However, 
Isabella has been known to roam about cam- 
pus and has even had run-ins with students 
in Varnado Hall and the Student Union. 

Make plans to remember Isabella's rest- 
less spirit on Halloween night. 

In athletics 

Photo by Rob Morgan 

The Spirit of Isabella. 

The next tradition or legend is a story of 
a young French maiden, love and suicide. 
The story line is better than any daytime 
soap opera. 

Isabella was allegedly a beautiful young 

Vic the Demon 

Traditions can also be found in our ath- 
letics. Vic the Demon, the large-headed, 
stout guy with a widow's peak, can be seen 
at most any sporting event. Vic officially 
received his name in 1984 and has been giv- 
ing people hell since then. 

"Fork 'em Demons!" 

Another sporting tradition is the "Fork 
'em Demons" hand gesture. The "Fork 'em" 
symbol can easily be made. 
1) Start with your hand open. 

2) Fold your middle and ring fingers down. 

I know that it's a shame that your middle 
finger is not involved in this hand gesture, 
but you will learn that the middle finger is 
well used around campus. 

3) Place your thumb over your folded mid- 
dle and ring fingers. Okay, almost there. 

4) Raise your hand above your head and 
yell, "Fork 'em Demons, fork 'em!" repeat- 
edly until someone asks you to refrain. 
There, you are doing it. This tradition never 
gets old. 

"Chief Caddo" 

Caddo" is the 
biggest trophy in 
college football. 
The 7-foot-6-inch 
tall, 320-pound 
Indian statue goes 
to the winner of 
each year's 
Northwestern vs. 
Stephen F. Austin 

Photo by Kaleb Breaux g ame . The chief is 

a symbol of kinship between Natchitoches 
and its sister city Nacogdoches, Texas. This 
tradition has been around since 1960. NSU 
holds a 22-12-1 record against the 
Lumberjacks. But the big question is should 
Lumberjacks and wooden statues really 
reside together anyway? 

These are only a few traditions found on 
campus. Maybe one day thousands of years 
from now our children's children's children 
will be participating in some tradition that 
you started. 

But don't hold your breath. 

2002 Freshman Connectors help to make easy transition 

By Kaleb Breaux 


Heading out of your door 
on the way to your Freshman 
Connection, I bet you smiled 
because you thought you were 
about to become completely 
independent from your par- 
ents, from your hometown, 
from everyone. 

That's what you get for 
thinking, because there are 
approximately 24 
Northwestern State students 
who are just waiting to assist 
you once you to step foot on 
this campus. 

The 2002 Freshman 
Connectors are here to make 
your first college experience a 
rather pleasant one. The orien- 
tation leaders, or Connectors, 
convey information to new 
students and their families 

about our University's pro- 
grams, activities, and services. 

Making the transition from 
high school to college can be 
tough on any student. Life can 
be hard when you move from a 
large city with a mall to a small 
college town like 

Natchitoches. The Connectors 
are here to make that transi- 
tion as easy as possible. 

Reatha Cox, director of 
new student programs, serves 
as adviser for the Connectors. 

The Connectors do not 
stop with students. The transi- 
tion can be hard on parents, as 
well. The Connectors are also 
here to assist your parents 
with any question or request 
that they may have. Their job 
is to make sure that your 
mother and or father leaves 
this campus knowing that you 
will be safe. 

Photo courtesy of Reatha Cox 

2002 Freshman Connectors 

Jennifer Adams 
Adam Allen 
Nealy Beach 
Chante Bellard 
Jessica Breaux 
Matt Courville 
Jennifer Dauenhauer 
Misty Garrett 
Allison Landry 
Kristi LeLeux 
Shawna Manning 

Allison Miers 
Bart Miller 
Danielle Mitchell 
Jennifer Paul 
Connie Reeves 
Rachel Smith 
Laura Terrell 
Ryan Terry 
Alison Tracy 
Terrica Wallace 
Reatha Cox (adviser) 







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Words of Wisdom (part one). 

By Sauce Staff 

Welcome, incoming freshmen. 
Today marks the beginning of a jour- 
ney that for some of you will end in 
receiving a degree with 1,000 of your 
closest personal classmates. And for 
those of you who never will experi- 

ence the thrill of achievement and suc- 
cess by walking across the stage in 
Prather Coliseum and grasping with 
your right hand the fruit of your four 
to six years endeavor and shaking the 
hand of the University's president 
with your left, SCREW IT! That is what 
you have parents for. I'm sure they can 

get you^ on at Uncle Ernie's floating 
bait shop in the Atlantic Ocean cater- 
ing to fisherman who haven't seen a 
woman in so long the thought of bed- 
ding a flounder isn't too far fetched. 

I start my first in a series of articles 
offering a few tips to enhance your 
scholastic and social careers while here 

urtesy of Reatha Cox 





: Paul 







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at glorious NSU. A school that proud- 
ly boasts the slogan, "Where the stu- 
dents come first," or my own variation 
of the slogan, "Where the students 
hopefully come somewhere around 
third, but usually not at all because of 
all the bureaucratic malarkey that per- 
vades this once sanctimonious institu- 

Tip -1: Do not upset the secre- 
taries at this school. You have not yet 
realized the power these seemingly 
meek women hold. They are the 
proverbial axe hitting the chopping 
block when it comes to action around 
campus. If you feel yourself about to 
slip and tell one of them to 'go blow a 
goat' — and you will — run out immedi- 
ately. Always keep your composure 
because these women not only hold 
access to the University's higher ups, 
they hold access to your grades. Do 
not upset these women. They may 
seem old and feeble, but under the sur- 
face lies vears of pent up rage and bit- 

Tip *2: There is this thing called 
an adviser, you might want to use it. 

Someone told me they help students 
take the proper amount of hours to 
ensure a prompt graduation date. I'm 
not quite sure about this mythical 
beast, but one of these advisers would 
have come in handy about year six of 
my college career. Currently, I have a 
total of 358 hours, but I'm still some- 
how lacking 124 hours to graduate. I 
don't know how I did this, but I bet an 
adviser could tell me. 

Tip #3: Read The Current Sauce, 
the official on-campus publication 
for the student body of Northwestern 
State University. Some may say it 
sucks and others may say we misquote 
people and make them look like 
morons. Not true. Morons make them- 
selves look like morons. We just help 
them along by making it widely 
known through our humble paper. 

Yes, incoming students of NSU The 
Current Sauce is here to serve you. We 
pledge to keep you — the student — 
informed of campus activities and 
news. We will cover campus sports, 
Greek activities and anything happen- 
ing with the confines of this University 
that is fit to print; in order, to bring you 
the best campus newspaper we can. 
The only thing we ask in return is to 
read it. And we love feedback, so if 
there is something you do not like just 
send us a letter, and we will try our 
best to fix it. You can access The Sauce 
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Campus Life 

The Current Sauce 
Freshman Connection Edition 

Stacie Cosby 
SGA President 

Cosby excited about 
upcoming scholastic year 

It is my privilege to be one of the first 
people to welcome you to Northwestern 
State University. As President of the Student 
Government Association, I am delighted to 
inform you that the University has many 
great things planned for the upcoming year. 
First, there will be many visible modifica- 
tions made to the available technology 
throughout the campus. With proper verifi- 
cation, students will now be able to check 
out laptops for personal use. Also, several 
student computer labs across campus will 
receive new, updated equipment, and by the 
end of fall semester, each dormitory shall be equipped with at least 
one computer lab. 

This year there will also be many exciting entertainment and 
academic programs scheduled, such as "Fall Fest" and the 
Distinguished Speaker, Dr. Rick Rigsby. I encourage each of you to 
get involved with organizations and activities across campus. 
Northwestern State University has approximately 100 recognized 
student organizations that vary from NSU Tutors to the Student 
Activities Board. NSU also offers several club sports including the 
Club Soccer team and the Rowing Team. I promote that you take 
advantage of the many things Northwestern has to offer you, and I 
look forward to working with each of you next year. 

Stacie Cosby 

Student Government Association President 

Randall Webb 
University President 

'Good things are happening at this university* 

Congratulations for choosing Northwestern State University and for taking part in Freshman 

During Freshman Connection, you will have the chance to leam why Northwestern is a spe- 
cial place. I like to tell every group I speak to that "Good things are happening at Northwestern State 

The reason that so many good things are happening at this university is that the top priority 
of our faculty and staff is to create a student-oriented environment. We want Northwestern to be a 
place where each of vou feels at home, has the opportunity to succeed academically and earns a 
degree in your chosen field. 

Enrollment at Northwestern has risen steadily over the past 15 years. One reason this has 
happened is because our students feel good about their college experience and let their friends and 
family know that Northwestern is like no other place. 

Northwestern is the only university in Louisiana to achieve 100 percent accreditation of its eligible academic pro- 
grams. Each of these programs has been examined by out-of-state experts and has met rigorous standards set by national 
accrediting agencies. 

The university has the highest graduation and retention rates in its history. Alumni and friends of Northwestern have 
positive feelings about the University and have been generous in supporting our efforts. Our alumni have the highest giv- 
ing rate of any institution in the University of Louisiana System. Private contributions for scholarships and professorships 
have more than doubled in the past five years. Northwestern has recently received a donation and a pledge, which will 
create two $1,000,000 endowed chairs. 

In addition to academics, NSU has an athletic program that has brought a great deal of positive national attention to 
the university. This past year, Northwestern made the Division 1-AA playoffs in football, won a conference championship 
in men's outdoor track, achieved a national ranking in baseball, and participated in the NCAA Softball Tournament. 

The University also has more than 100 clubs and organizations for our students. I encourage you to find an organiza- 
tion that is right for you and get involved. Being active in extracurricular activities will add a great deal to your college 

Thank you again for selecting Northwestern. I look forward to meeting you, seeing you around campus, and one 
day, handing you a college diploma. 

Randy Webb 
University President 


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The Current Sauce 
Freshman Connection Edition 

Did You Know... 

By Rob Morgan 

Sports Editor 

An unfortunate plague to Northwestern State 
University's athletic success is LSU. It is a common 
fact. No matter the Herculean task achieved, LSU 
still holds the state's attention. Well, even though 
NSU doesn't have school paraphernalia at every 
truck stop and Wal-Mart in the state, we still hold 
some very strong accomplishments. 

Southland Conference Outdoor Track and Field 
Championships. This is their eighth championship. 
Another honor bestowed upon the NSU track team 
involves their coach, Leon Johnson — the 2002 SLC 
Track coach of the year. 

NSU Baseball 

O.J. King 

Justin Wolfe 
Sprints i 

baseball team cap- 
tured some of their 
own accomplishments. 
Demon pitcher OJ. 
King was named SLC 
Pitcher of the year, 
and the Demons share 
the 2002 SLC champi- 
onship with the 
University of Monroe 
in Louisiana. 

was an NSU 
in three consec- 
utive seasons 
and helped the 
New York 
Giants win two 
Super Bowls. 

NSU Women's Basketball 

NSU Track and Field 

NSU Football 

For starters, Northwestern's Men's Track and 
Field team is the newly crowned Southland cham- 
pions, beating out Southwest Texas at the 2002 

In football, NSU has produced 29 Ail- 
Americans and 57 Demons have played in the 
NFL. One NSU alumni standout, Gary Reasons, 

Northwestern State 
Women's Basketball team 
holds over two dozen SLC 
records, including most 
points scored in a season and 
most fieldgoals in a season. 

These are just a few of the 
athletic distinctions held by 
NSU; programs that earn 
more name recognition with 
each passing season. 
Remember, all sporting events 
are free for NSU students. 

Photos by Gary 

Intramural schedule for fall 2002 


For those of you who are totally 
baffled by the terminology in the 
above banner and the below sched- 
ule, here are a few explanations. 

IM stands for the Intramural 
Center. Don't ask me how they got 
IM out of Intramural Center, they just 

If you try to go to the TM', 
though, you are going to be out of 
luck because it is closed for the next 
40 years. Just kidding - it's being ren- 

ROTC refers to the ROTC fields 
located by the University Columns 
and the NSU Soccer field. Please keep 
off the NSU Soccer field. 

The Cane River Room is located 

on the second floor of the Student 
Union and is the room that says 
"Cane River Room" on the door. 

PE Majors is the PE Majors 
Building located behind Sabine hall 
and next to the University Columns. 

The IM Fields are the fields across 
the road from Chaplin's Lake. You 
know, that foul smelling, stagnant 
body of water people keep daring 
you to jump in. Trust me, there aren't 
enough antibiotics in the world. 

The NSU Rec Complex is located 
off campus on the Highway 1 bypass. 

Outside of those few brain 
teasers, the rest are pretty self- 
explanatory. And the Student Union 
is pretty hard to miss, right? 





September 3-5 

Flag Football Officials Clinic 


3 p.m. 

September 5 

Flag FB Team Capt. Meeting 

Cane River Rm 

6 p.m. 

September 9 

Flag FB Season Begins 

IM Fields 

3 p.m. 

September 19 

Doubles Tennis 

NSU Complex 

7 p.m. 

September 25 

8-ball Pool 

SU Alley 

6 p.m. 

October 1-3 

Flag FB Playoffs 

IM Fields 

3 p.m. 

October 3 

Volleyball Officials Clinic PE Maj 

ars 8 p.m. 

October 9 

VB Season Begins 

PE Majors 

7 p.m. 

October 16 

Homecoming Fun Run 

Student Union 

4 p.m. 

October 28 

2-Person Golf Scramble 

Rec Complex 

2 p.m. 

November 6-7 

Ultimate Frisbee 

PM Fields 

2 p.m. 

November 12-13 

7-on-7 Soccer 

IM Fields 

2 p.m. 

November 21-24 

LCIRSA State Tournament 


December 5 


IM Fields 

3 p.m. 

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University grows despite setbacks 

By the Sauce staff 

NSU broke enrollment records 
last year despite several ongoing or 
delayed construction projects on cam- 

2002's spring semester enroll- 
ment, despite being lower than the 
fall's, continued an upward trend in 
the University's undergraduate pop- 
ulation over the past several semes- 
ters. The NSU admissions office said 
there are 25 students to every faculty 

This growth came over a period 
when three University departments - 
Family and Consumer Sciences, 

Nursing and the Louisiana Scholars' 
College - were moved from their 
buildings into South Hall to allow 
contractors to renovate their home 

The Sauce reported in March that 
the renovations were delayed by a 
statewide budget pinch. 

The University also announced 
progress in the long-delayed renova- 
tions to the Intramural Building in 
April. The renovation process has 
cost most NSU students $75 each 
semester since students passed the 
referendum, effective for 25 years, in 
the fall of 1998. 

Still, the renovations to the FACS 

To Rush or not to Rush 

A look at the positive aspects of Greek life at NSU 

By Josh Green 

Sauce Staff 

Okay, you've seen all the news 
stories about how Greek communi- 
ties at other universities have been 
suspended from their campuses 
because of another ille- 
gal act. Now you are \y fC 
here at NSU wonder- » ~ Jf , 
ing why hundreds of I 1 1 
people choose to go f 

aid children affected by the Sept. 11 
attacks. Members of the sorority pro- 
duced care packages filled with toys 
and other items for children. The 
sorority collected hundreds of boxes 
and shipped them in time for 
Christmas delivery. 

Chris Baker and Wes 
Breeden are fraternity 
members on the 

University's campus 

Through all the 
stereotyping, name-calling and 
defamation, you ask yourself why 
anyone would choose to wear the 
letter shirts that brand them to one 
fraternity or sorority. It turns out 
those individuals may have many 
reasons to do so. 

NSU's Greek community is one 
of the most involved on the 
University campus. Fraternities and 
sororities are visible at most of 
NSU's student activities and athletic 
events, and hold many positions in 
the University's legislative bodies. 
Many feel this opportunity to get 
involved develops both social and 
leadership potential. 

NSU's Greek community also 
has a strong presence in the sur- 
rounding communities. Each frater- 
nity has made sure its members are 
visible in service projects ranging 
from highway cleanups to food 

One NSU sorority received 
media attention for its attempts to 

*fyf 4^*** and recently took 
part in a nation-wide 
philanthropic event. 
PUSH America took the 
two on a cross-country trip to inform 
people about disabilities. 

"It was the best summer of my 
life," Breeden said, "I believe our 
concern toward issues such as dis- 
abilities shows what the true mean- 
ing of Greek life is about." 

Greek life also offers students the 
ability to excel in academics. The 
University even has two honor soci- 
eties, National Order of Omega and 
Gamma Sigma Alpha, which honors 
students for reaching high goals in 
academics. Many fraternities and 
sororities also encourage a minimum 
number of study hall hours for its 
members each week. 

New members of the Greek com- 
munity will participate in Greek 
1010, an educational program spon- 
sored each Fall by the National 
Order of Omega and NSU's Greek 
Life office. Eligibility for each organi- 
zation varies, but minimum GPA 
requirements are usually set around 

building, Scholars' College's 
Morrison Hall and the IM are in 
progress and scheduled to be finished 
within two years. 

The Sauce also reported in April 
on the move of many of the IM's facil- 
ities to the basement of Rapides Hall, 
as well as planned summer renova- 
tions to Varnado, Sabine and 
Boozman dormitories scheduled to be 
complete by the fall. The University 
also installed new door lock systems 
on the dorms in the spring. 

Students living on campus can 
expect reduced cable service than 
those living off school property. COX 
Communications, which serves NSU 

and much of Natchitoches with cable, 
offers off-campus residents several 
more channels as part of its basic 
cable service than on-campus resi- 

A COX spokesperson said NSU 
must rebuild parts of its cable system 
to comply with upgrades that COX 
performed to the rest of Natchitoches. 

The Student Government 
Association expanded the student- 
funded computer lab system with a 
new overnight lab in the Health and 
Human Performance building in 
February. The lab stays open non-stop 
from Sunday afternoons to midnight 
on Wednesdays. 

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May 30, 2002 

One of our own 

2001-2002 Sauce editor dies in sleep; funeral set for Saturday 

By Tlie Sauce staff 

NSU Senior Rondray Hill, former 
reporter, sports editor and editor-in- 
chief of The Current Sauce, died 
Saturday while interning in 
Washington, D.C. 

Hill, 21, died from a heart attack in 
his sleep early Saturday morning. Hill 
took medication for a heart condition 
but rarely discussed it with his friends 
or colleagues. 

A journalism major with an 
emphasis in broadcast, Hill finished 
his classes at the University this spring 
and was to begin his internship with 

the Washington-based Student Press 
Law Center on Tuesday. 

A 1998 graduate 
of C.E. Byrd High 
School and Shreve- 
port native, Hill 
served on the staff 
of The Current Sauce 
for all four of his 
years as an under- 
graduate student at 

The Sauce salutes Rondrav 

Photographs and memories 
from the Sauce and NSU. 
- Pages 3 and 6 - 

Post your own memories of 

Rondray on-line at 

Northwestern State University. Hill 
had also reported and anchored sports 
for NSU22, the University's own tele- 
vision station. 

The journalism department will 

honor Hill during the fall commence- 
ment ceremony by presenting his par- 
ents with a posthu- 
mous bachelor's 
journalism degree. 

Hill's parents 
Donald and Lillian 
Hill and his brother 
Donetrus Hill sur- 
vive him. 

A memorial 
service and funeral for Hill will be 
held Saturday at the Morning Star 
Missionary Baptist Church on 5340 
Jewella Avenue, in Shreveport. The 
service is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. 

Donors create $100k 
education publication 

Courtesy of the News Bureau 

The Steeg Family Foundation of 
New Orleans has made a donation of 
$60,000 to the NSU Foundation to 
establish the Melba L. Steeg Endowed 
Professorship in Primary Education. 

The professorship was created to 
honor Steeg. The donation will be 
matched with $40,000 from the Board 
of Regents Support Fund to create a 
$100,000 endowed professorship. 

With this donation, 22 endowed 
professorships are secured through 


the NSU Foundation. 

"Any time you can add 
endowed professorship, your academ- 
ic integrity is enhanced," NSU Dean of 
Education John Tollett said. "It adds 
another level of national recognition 
and credibility to the program." 
"This will give us the opportunity to 
designate a faculty member who will 
produce professional publications 
which will enhance our education pro- 
gram and work closely with public 

Cont'd on page 2 
See Professorship 

A Tribute 


Rondray Hill 

Quenching the 
work drought 

JLD office finds students summer jobs 

By Kaleb Breaux 


So, you decided to spend your 
summer in Natchitoches to take 
those classes that are too hard to 
pass during the fall and spring 
semesters. It looked like a good idea 
on paper, right? 

But now you remember that 
your finances are running low. Well, 
the University has people who 


would love to assist you in your 
quest to find the perfect summer job. 

The Job Location and 
Development Office is the perfect 
resource for any University student 
looking for employment opportuni- 
ties. Located in Room 305 of the 
Friedman Student Union, the office 
assists NSU students with locating 
off-campus jobs. 

Cont'd on page 2 
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A look back at the 
memories of the 
2001-2002 Current 
Sauce editor 
Rondray Hill 

Pages 3 and 6 

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Campus News 

The Current Sauce 
May 30, 2002 

Job location & development 

Cont'd from page 1 

Registering for the free service is 
simple. First, the applicant fills out a 
general application, assembles a 
resume and gives the office a list of 

The office then takes the infor- 
mation, files it and periodically con- 
tacts local employers in person, 
either by phone or e-mail. 

"We are really like matchmak- 
ers," Evie Posey, the office's director, 



The office does experience some 
slow months finding employment for 
students. Heather Johnson, a student 
worker for Posey, said employment 
is harder to find from the middle of 
June through August. 

"It picks back up in August at 
the beginning of the fall," Johnson 

The estimated combined student 
wages for this fiscal year (July 1, 2001 
to June 30, 2002) will be $286,157. 

The office matched 145 
University students with 86 area 
employers, which included law 
offices, restaurants and other local 

"The jobs that students are 
offered van'," Posev said. "We try to 
stav away from the fast food indus- 

The employers do, for the most 
part, work around students' sched- 
ules. They offer full- and part-time 
jobs to University students. 

Students do not have to be 
enrolled during the summer sessions 
to use the office's services, but they 
do have to be a University student. 

For more information, visit the 
office or contact Evie Posey at (318) 
357-5621 or (888) 261-7518. 

Cont'd from page 1 

school systems in the area," he said. 

Steeg graduated from NSU in edu- 
cation. She has been an active support- 
er of the university and has served as 
president of the NSU Foundation, on 
the Foundation Board and on NSU's 
President Council. During her tenure 
as president, the foundation received 
its first $1 million endowed chair and a 
pledge to create another. 

In 1994, Steeg was named to the 
NSU Hall of Distinction, the Long 
Purple Line. Steeg was named to the 
NSU College of Business Hall of 

Distinction in 1998. She is president of 
Investing and Developing, Inc., a com- 
mercial and residential real estate 
developing and financing corporation. 

During World War II, Melba 
Steeg' s husband Moise Steeg served in 
the Air Force for four years, leaving the 
service as a decorated captain. 

In the field of education, Moise 
Steeg served as chairman of the Loyola 
University Board of Trustees and is a 
member of the Tulane Association pro- 
gram. He has also been a member of 
the Tulane Law School's Dean's 
Council and was vice chairman of its 
building fund. He has also supported 

Physical Plant director 
to retire; University 
searches for successor 

By Garrett Guillotte 

News Editor 

NSU Physical Plant director 
Loren Lindsey is planning on retir- 
ing at the turn of the year, and the 
University has already begun seek- 
ing candidates to succeed him. 

Lindsey said that while he has 
yet to provide official notification of 
retirement to University President 
Randall Webb, he is planning on 
leaving the University after the new 
calendar year. 

Vice President of University 
Affairs John Winston said interviews 
for the position, which he said is key 
to the operation of the University, 
will begin over the next few weeks. 
He said the selection process should 
take at least an additional month. 

"Possibly we will be bringing a 
person on around October to shad- 
ow him for a few months so we can 
have a smooth transition," Winston 


Both Winston and Lindsey said 
that while there are no immediate 
plans on part of the plant to hire any 
other new workers, the new director 
would have the prerogative to make 
those decisions him or herself. 

The plant has suffered from 
understaffing during the last semes- 
ters as NSU's rate of growth was not 
matched with new plant hirings. 

Lindsey said that he is retiring 
because he has worked long enough 
at NSU to be "doing it for fun" and 
could make more money working 
outside of the University. He 
expressed interest in returning in a 
part-time capacity to work on state- 
appropriated capital outlay projects. 

Winston also said there are sev- 
eral other key people on the plant's 
staff that are also considering retire- 
ment but did not disclose any names, 
noting that nobody else on the staff 
has confirmed retirement plans. 

NSU as a member of the President's 

Moise S. Steeg, Jr., is a prominent 
New Orleans attorney. He was one of 
the youngest graduates in the history 
of Tulane Law School and had to wait 
until he was 21 to be admitted to the 
Louisiana Bar. His professional mem- 
berships include the American, 
Louisiana and New Orleans Bar 
Associations as well as the Association 
of Real Estate Mortgage Attorneys. 

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The Current Sauce 
May 30, 2002 

Campus News 


In Memory of Rondray Hill 

August 1, 1980 - May 25, 2002 

By Garrett Guillotte 

Current Sauce staff 

Rondray still welcomes callers to The 
Sauce. Go ahead, try it after the office is 
closed - call 357-5456, let it ring four or so 
times. You'll hear him say, "Hi, you've 
reached the office of student publications 
at Northwestern State University." 

Remember those stories after the 
World Trade Center towers fell, about 
people checking their voice mail and 
hearing messages left by people who 
weren't alive anymore? 

"Our normal business hours are 
from eight in the morning to three in the 

The voice of our answering system 
mailbox is Rondray Hill, The Sauce's edi- 
tor from this time last year until he grad- 
uated from NSU a month ago. He passed 
away Saturday from a heart attack. 

His voice had, for the two semesters 
I knew him, never angered, rarely wor- 
ried, often laughed and always caught 
your attention. What he said was some- 
times stunningly brilliant, sometimes 
stunningly bizarre, but was always some- 
thing you just had to hear. He spoke with 
a mind that ran faster than his mouth 
could move, with a lexicon filled with 
"didja hear abouf's and "can you be- 
LIEVE"s, a passion to learn and a greater 
passion to share what he learned with 

But what always struck me about 
Rondray, no matter how hard I butted 
heads with him over controversial deci- 
sions in the paper or story deadlines or 
dragging on Wednesday layout sessions 
'til three in the morning, was how he 
could take all the abuse I heaped on him 
- all the abuse that practically everyone 
on campus heaped on him - as The 
Sauce's editor and still downright gloat 
over how wonderful the job was. 

He grinned - like a fool, people 
would say - through the Student 
Government Association's editor-firing 

ruckus last fall. Even as those around him 
threw chairs and insults at each other, 
Rondray - the only one whose head was 
actually on the chopping block - 
appeared to be perpetually out fishing, 
relaxed, unfazed. 

He planned potential legal action 
with more calm grace than I could plan a 
picnic. If you lose your job, Rondray, and 
your scholarship, Rondray, what will you 

He never knew exactly what he'd do. 
He knew, unlike most of us try not to, that 
he couldn't predict the future. He'd just 
go day by day, he'd say, take it one thing 
at a time. And he did, hanging in there 
and staying confident until it passed like 
so much thunder and so little rain. 

When staff meetings erupted into 
shouting matches, he was the only person 
in the room calmly pushing for order, 
again and again, until it returned. When 
deadlines came and deadlines went with- 
out a story on the page, he stayed a gen- 
tle, persistent prod of progress. When he 
sat down near midnight with a blank 
page of the paper and no finished stories, 
he'd sigh, shrug it off, and get to work. 

Ashlee Freeman, our business man- 
ager at the time, posted up her wedding 
invitation and RSVP slip months ahead of 
time. Not long after it went up, in dark 
blue ink, was scribbled in a corner, 
"RONDRAY will be there!" 

Ashlee's invitation, sans RSVP, still 
hangs on our board. Only now, it also 
reminds us of who won't be there in per- 

When Sept. 11 hit us all like a brick in 
the face - the first time I showed up to the 
newsroom to write a story without being 
called first, simply because I knew one 
had to be done - Rondray was there, as 
anxious as the rest of us but the most dis- 
tant from being outright nervous. His 

Cont'd on page 6 
see By Garrett 

Photos courtesy of Gary Hardamon and the Sauce staff 

Left: The Current Sauce was Rondray Hill's life. 
He stayed as long as it took to finish the Sauce 
every Wednesday night. 

Right: Rondray dressed up for his staff and the 
department of journalism on Halloween. His sense 
of humor never went unnoticed. 

Bottom: The exuberant editor of The Current 
Sauce did whatever it took to get people to listen 
to him, even if it ment yelling out made-up vocals 
while banging out chords on an acoustic guitar. 

By Britton Faucon 

Current Sauce staff 

"As long as you do what makes you happy that is all that matters," Rondray 
advised me as we talked about my future with The Current Sauce. As an editor 
and friend, Rondray was able to look at me and see what I could be. I saw myself 
as a freshman journalism major struggling to keep up with hectic environment 
often present in the journalism lab. Rondray saw me as a hard worker, a signifi- 
cant writer for the paper, and a future editor. 

Often after I completed an article, I was still not satisfied. Despite the dead- 
lines, Rondray encouraged me to change it and inquired about how I would 
write it differently. "Now," I thought. Rondray encouraged me not to wait until 
the next issue to make my writing better. In retrospect, he had an uncanny sense 
that we should not put off to tomorrow what we can achieve today. With his sud- 
den death, he still is teaching me this lesson. He has taught me that life is short. If 
we have the skills we need to reach our today, then we should not wait until 
tomorrow to obtain them. 

By Neil Ralston 

Adviser for The Current Sauce 

Rondray smiled all the time. He 
smiled when he was covering a Demons 
game. He smiled when he stayed up 
late Wednesday nights to put the news- 
paper together. He smiled when his 
Braves were winning and when they 
were losing. He smiled when he argued 
with people about matters big and 
small. And he even smiled when people 
tried to get him fired from the newspa- 
per or when they told him he should 


Sometimes people saw that smile as 
arrogance, but it wasn't. Rondray 
smiled a lot because he was one of those 
incredible, enviable people who loved 
what he did. The times when people 
criticized him for the things he put in 
the newspaper - or the things he didn't 
put in - were often tough on him. I 
know because he and I talked about it a 
lot. But he didn't let any of that keep 

Cont'd on page 6 
see By Dr. Ralston 


4 Life & Entertainment 

The Current Sauce 
May 30, 2002 

Nancy Twinkle. 

The cast also includes Dale 
Higginbotham of Natchitoches as 
Oscar Fairfax, Kyle Lemaire of 
Abbeville as Chief Brown Bear, 
Kristin Jones of Vero Beach, Fla., as 
Ernestine, Kelly Airhart of 
Natchitoches as Mabel, Julia 

Lambert of Prairieville as Henrietta 
and Annie Fackler of Lafayette as 
Fleetfoot and Maud. 

Also in the cast are Bro. Michael 
David Elvestrom of Natchitoches as 
Yellow Feather and Tex, Kimberly 
Allen of Natchitoches as Blanche, 
D'Nea Tyler of Natchitoches as 

Cora, Bruston Manuel of Kinder of 
Pete, John Snow of Mansfield as 
Slim and Wanetah Walmsley of 
Leesville as Gwendolyn. 

Tickets are $16.50 apiece which 
includes dinner and the show. For 
more information, call (318) 357- 

Cast for NSU theatre summer production announced 

Courtesy of the News Bureau 

The cast for the NSU Dinner 
Theatre production of "Little Mary 
Sunshine" has been announced by 
director Dr. Jack Wann. 

"Little Mary Sunshine," which 
will run June 14 through June 22 on 
the stage of the A. A. Fredericks 
Auditorium, is a delightful musical 
spoof of all the old operettas. The 
play is complete with noble Forest 
Rangers instead of the Mounties of 
Rose Marie, eternally optimistic 
heroines, stalwart heroes and a 
whole assortment of stock early vin- 
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The show, written by Rick 
Besoyan, made a star of Eileen 
Brennan and was called "a devastat- 
ingly comic jab at the operettas of 
the 1920's" and "one of the greatest 
"sleepers in musical theatre histo- 
ry." It was also one of Off- 
Broadway's longest running musi- 

"The beauty of the fun, however 
is that the musical, although satiri- 
cal, is in its own right, really good," 
said director Dr. Jack Wann. "This 
promises to be a charming evening 
of pure escapism to a more innocent 
time when good really could tri- 
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Members of the cast are Heather 
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6 Opinions & Editorials 

The Current Sauce 
May 30, 2002 

This is just to say 

R-E-S-P-E-C-T; give a little, get a little more 

Kaleb Breaux 

Let me first of 

— ! a 'l' rem i n d those 
■ of you who did 
not get it the 
first time, The 
Current Sauce is 
under new man- 
agement. The 
should have no 
problems with 
me, yet. Give it some time, but there 
should be nothing held against me 
and my staff for things that have 
taken place in the past. 

With that said, let me tell you the 
demon — no pun intended — behind 
this wonderful editorial. 

Let me bring you up to speed on 
my dilemma. The Current Sauce is 
required to publish and distribute 
four summer editions of The Current 

This summer we decided to go 
beyond the call of duty to do some- 
thing that no other Sauce staff has 
ever done before. The Current Sauce 
staff and adviser decided at the 
beginning of the summer to go out of 

our way to print a special fifth edition 
of The Current Sauce, a Freshman 
Connection edition. After many hours 
of work, which included writing sev- 
eral articles and selling hundreds of 
dollars worth of ads, the publication 
was finished. 

Before all of this work Reatha 
Cox, the director of new student pro- 
grams and Freshman Connector 
adviser, was notified of the efforts to 
print a special edition of The Current 
Sauce. She agreed and even assisted in 
the production by giving information 
about Freshman Connection and the 
Connectors. Cox and her staff also 
made mention of helping in the distri- 
bution of the special edition. 

Well, the time has come to assist 
in the distribution of the special edi- 
tion Current Sauce and Cox has with- 
drawn her assistance. The Current 
Sauce has witnessed another blunder 
by a certain staff of the University. 

Cox offered three reasons why 
the special edition Current Sauce 
could not be distributed with the 
beloved Freshman Connection pack- 
ets. Here are the reasons: 

1) There was an article bashing 
the University. 

2) The ads were too risky for the 
parents of incoming freshmen. 

3) There were Freshman 
Connectors names left out of the 
publication and they were upset 
about that. 

Let me counter each of Cox's 

1) There is no article bashing the 
University. That is a very opinionated 
statement about our content. In the 
three years that I have been on The 
Current Sauce staff, this has been the 
biggest public relation's piece for the 
University that I have ever seen pub- 
lished. You can read it for yourself if 
you would like. 

2) The ads that Cox was refer- 
ring to are the same ads that you are 
seeing in this edition of The Current 
Sauce, with exception of a Natural 
Mystic ad. Do not let the words free 
condoms, tattoos and body pierchig 
frighten you. 

3) About the Freshman 
Connectors, if you recall earlier I 
told you that Cox assisted in the 

information gathering of some parts 
of the special edition. Guess who 
was in charge of giving The Current 
Sauce the names of the Freshman 

I, as well as Cox, are both aware 
of the way that public relations 
works. She has a journalism degree in 
public relations and I am currently 
pursuing one. In public relations we 
are taught to treat people with respect 
no matter the age, race, gender or any 
other factor determining any type of 
discrimination, for lack of a better 
word. I am not screaming discrimina- 
tion, or even censorship, not to worry 
the SGA.I am only saying respect The 
Current Sauce and we will respect 
you. Help us help you. That's all that 
I ask. Maybe we all need to go back 
and take some classes in public rela- 
tions to drive home some points that 
we may have missed (i.e. two-way 
communication and the chapters on 

However, to bring ease to those 
people who, in the past, have taught 
me to respect others, I have a VERY 
GOOD memory. I PROMISE! 

Remembering Rondray Hill 

By Garrett 

From page 3 

voice, in tone more than words, welcomed me 
to the newsroom for only the third meeting 
since starting at The Sauce. 

The next time I was about to come up to 
the office to do a story that I knew had to be 
done, I called the publications office ahead to 
see if anyone was even around. The phone 
rang four times, then that same calm, always- 
happy-to-see-ya voice that welcomed me on 
the day of horror - on the day of stories about 
loved ones speaking posthumously from dig- 
ital ether - welcomed me again. 

"Hi, you've reached the office of student 
publications at Northwestern State 

Always ready with information that had 
to be useful somewhere to someone. 

"Our normal business hours are from 
eight in the morning to three in the after- 

I knew Rondray was gone. Enough peo- 
ple had told me by then for it to be either the 
absolutely worst, most despicable joke ever 
devised if it wasn't the truth. 

But I spoke to him, in person, not a full 
two weeks before, and right then he was still 
speaking to me on the phone, a voice that 
every part of my logical brain knew should 

not still speak. 

That's when I realized that regardless of 
what had happened to Rondray, he really was 
still there. His voice was still there, not in the 
recording on the phone but in the recording of 
my memory: muttering while miserably miss- 
ing trash baskets with paper wads, laughing 
as he learns to fast-pitch fake softballs down 
the office hall, spouting off sports stats while 
digging his nose into sports web sites, arguing 
with me over the validity of FOX News, jok- 
ing about the SGA ninja assassins and Taliban 
trying to kick him out of the editorship, call- 
ing friends in Washington, D.C. on impulse at 

No one that vibrant, that livid, alive, and 
animated, could just pass away. Rondray had 
made a mark, even if it was, to me, just a small 
one on NSU about free speech, which would 
ensure he'd be remembered. He was on his 
way to a successful life, an exciting future. 

Now I realize that he still is on his way. 
On a different path in a different place, but 
still walking, still swinging that wooden stick 
from the office, still whistling, relaxed, happy 
to be wherever he is and happy to be doing 
whatever he's doing. 

And the last thing he'd want from us is to 
think of him and be sad to miss him, because 
we all still have our own chances to make a 
mark here. And that moping would just make 
us miss our deadlines anyway. 

By Dr. Ralston 

From page 3 

him from doing the things he loved, 
and it didn't keep him from smiling. 

I will miss Rondray, his phone 
calls to my home at night, his eager- 

ness for feedback about the latest 
issue of the paper and his teasing me 
about being a Cardinals fan. What I 
will miss most, though, is the chance 
to see how much fun and success he 
would have had in the world outside 
of Natchitoches. And, I will miss that 

By Kaleb Breaux 


Rondray Hill. That name will forever, in my mind, be synonymous 
with the word debate. Rondray would debate anything, by-laws in the 
SGA's constitution, sports, just about anything. 

Rondray and I did not always see eye-to-eye about some things, 
especially when it came to baseball. Rondray was a huge Braves fan, 
God forgive him. I could not get through a whole day without hearing 
Rondray ask, "So Kaleb, what happened to your boys the Astros." 
Daily I was reminded of how the Astros took a loss the night before. 

Rondray was also a man of many impersonations. No one was left 
unscathed. If you had a voice Rondray could impersonate you. I'll 
never forget the Halloween that Rondray showed up in the office 
dressed exactly like Dustin Floyd. The nametag gave his identity away. 

I think the thing I'll miss the most about Rondray is the batting 
practice he and I used to take in the office with "the stick" and paper 
balls. We broke many newspaper holders and hit many game-winning 
homeruns. We're going to miss you Rondray, as a friend, pitcher, great 
debater and mentor. 


The Current Sauce 
May 30, 2002 



Demons get the un-vitation 

By Brian Duval 

Sauce staff 

There's an old saying in baseball 
that, "if you build it, they will come." 
Well the Demons built another 
Southland Conference championship 
team by going 43-17 and the NCAA 
Baseball Selection Committee did not 
come calling, again. 

The Demons who lost the first 
game of the Southland Conference 
baseball tournament 11-0 to Southwest 
Texas last weekend, came back to win 
three straight to get to the champi- 
onship game, which they lost 5-4 in 10 
innings to Lamar on Lamar's home- 

NSU won their second consecutive 
SLC championship by going 17-10 in 
conference play, but their RPI was to 
blame for not getting an at-large bid to 
an NCAA Regional. 

According to Wally Groff, chairman 
of the NCAA Division I baseball com- 
mittee, the Demons were "in the mix" at 
the end, but they were 1-2 against the 

RPI's top 50 teams. 

"What do you say to these guys, 1 
just don't know the words," Demon 
head coach Mitch Gaspard said. 

Gaspard in his first season as the 
Demons' skipper guided them to their 
eighth SLC championship in the last 12 
years and only two wins shy of the 
school record. The Demons haven't 
been to a NCAA Regional since 1994 
back when Gaspard was an assistant 
coach for NSU. 

"You look at teams going in that 
wouldn't play us, and that really hurts," 
senior third baseman Tyler Durham 
said. "We played everybody we could. 
You see some teams rewarded for 
mediocre seasons and it's hard to take." 

Another example, the Washington 
Huskies went 30-25 this season and fin- 
ished with an RPI of 79. The NCAA 
gave Washington a NCAA at-large invi- 
tation based on the fact that they play in 
the Pac-10, and where place in the Rice 
University regional. Now I'm sorry 
folks, let's help the NCAA on their 

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The Demon men's outdoor track team took home the SLC outdoor championship this season. 

Demon track and field has 
award winning season 

Courtesy of Sports Information 

The Northwestern State 
University Demon Track and Field 
team ended the spring semester with 
a slew of honors. 

Starting with the SLC Outdoor 
Track and Field Championship, the 
men held off Southwest Texas State to 
win the Southland Conference out- 
door men's title for the second time 
in four years. 

Despite not winning a single 
event at the competition the Demons 
scored heavily in its traditional 
strongholds, the horizontal jumps 
and the throws. Northwestern scored 
in 16 of their 17 events leaving the 
final score between NSU and SWT at 

Coach Leon Johnson described the 
win as a "complete team effort" with 
"everybody pulling their weight." 

After guiding the men to their 
eighth championship since 1993, 
Johnson was voted SLC men's out- 
door coach of the year. Johnson has 
also steered NSU to SLC Indoor 
crowns in 1993, 1994, 1998 and 2001, 

along with winning outdoor titles in 
1993, 1999 and this year. 

Kenta Bell, a former Demon Ail- 
American who has the world's 
longest triple this year, said Johnson 
helped him "grow into a man." 

The last honor bestowed upon 
the track team involves the Lady 
Demon and the 2002 NCAA Division 
I Track and Field Championships at 
Louisiana State University's Bernie 
Moore Stadium. 

Senior Camille Pouncy and soph- 
omore Brittany Littlejohn compete 
this evening for Northwestern State 
in preliminary heats hoping to 
advance to semifinal races Friday 
night. A third Lady Demon, sopho- 
more Stephanie Sowell competes 
Saturday night in her specialty, the 
triple jump. 

"We're excited about the oppor- 
tunity to have our first Lady Demon 
All-American," women's head coach 
Dean Johnson said. "All of our three 
qualifiers could do it. There's no 
question that Stephanie appears to 
have the best chance, but Camille and 
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By Rob Morgan 

Sports Editor 

Three former Northwestern 
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Alann Polk, Chris Thompson 
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players with exposure to interna- 
tional professional leagues. The 
team will play nine games while in 
China from May 20 to June 5, 2002. 

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tom of the pool floated up after the 
pool was drained. 

Cindy Davis, aquatics director for 
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performance department, said the 
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"I'm not going to be holding les- 

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Some of the actors from 
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June 20, 2002 

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By Sauce staff 

Ten extra minutes have been 
added to many classes falling in the 
last half of the summer semester to 
make up for Governor Mike Foster's 
one-day extension of the July 4 
Independence Day holiday. 

Foster's proclamation gives all 
state employees July 5 off. As NSU is a 
state institution, the University's fac- 
ulty will not teach classes as originally 

The change, according to a June 13 
e-mail sent to deans and faculty mem- 
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KNWD goes digital, 
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By Tasha N. Braggs 

Sauce Reporter 

No longer will you hear static 
from your radio dial on 91.7 FM 
KNWD, because The Demon has gone 

Roy Davis, operations technician, 
and Tracy Brown, head of telecommu- 
nications, found new equipment to 
properly transmit signals from the sta- 
tion located in Kyser Hall, to the top 
of Turpin Stadium, and then to 
KNWD's listening area. 

The equipment needed to make 
KNWD a digital radio station includ- 
ed a digital processor, an audio con- 
sole and a new transmitter. After 
installing and testing the equipment 
on June 3, KNWD began broadcasting 
virtually noise free. 

"It took plenty of research and 
hard work getting it here online," 
Davis said about the processor and 
transmitter. "Now that it is here, it 
was worth all the work." 

According to the National 
Association of Broadcasters, the new 
transmitter is the best among various 
others. It replaced the station's old 
transmitter, which was more than 30 
years old. The new equipment is a 
new digital way to communicate from 
the station to the stadium. 

KNWD also has a new general 

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New 91 .7 FM KNWD manager Julie Pitts sits at 
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recently upgraded its transmitting system. 

manager, public relations major Julie 
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Names changing across town 

Dept. of Industrial and 
Engineering Technology 
shortens title, changes 
course names 

By Sauce staff 

Another university institution name 
change has altered the degrees graduates 
receive and the way students register for 

The new department of engineering tech 
nology formerly the department of industrial and 
engineering technology, consists of the same classes 
and faculty making the name change mostly cos- 

Still, there are new conventions for stu 
dents to follow. 

The bachelor of science in industrial 
engineering technology replaces the for- 
mer B.S. in industrial technology. Also, cours- 
es in the summer and fall schedules that were 
listed under IT and ET now begin with IET and 
EET, respectively, with the same course number. 

Call numbers for on-line and telephone 
registration of these classes have also been 

Natchitoches wins state road improvement funds to 
rename College Avenue to University Parkway 

Dept. of 

Engineering Technology 

By Tasha N. Braggs 

Sauce Reporter 

The City of 
Natchitoches was recently 
awarded a grant from the 
Louisiana Department of 
Transportation and 
Development. The funds 
are part of the depart- 
ment's Teal 21 Enhancement 
Funding Program. 
After much competition with 
other cities and organizations 
throughout the state, the city of 
Natchitoches is the first to receive the 
Teal 21 Enhancement Funds. 

The Natchitoches City Council agreed in 
their May 28 meeting to use the 
funding to rename a portion 
of state Highway 6 and 
College Avenue to 
University Parkway. 
The City Council 

believes that the roadway should be renamed 
University Parkway in honor of 
Northwestern State University. 

The name change will begin where 
College Avenue ends the four-lane division 
of traffic in front of the Natchitoches 
Education Center. It will continue to state 
Highway 6, near Brookshire's Food Store, 
and exit the city limits past Interstate 49. 

A formal landscape and sign will be 
placed to welcome travelers into 

"I feel this is a unique idea, and it is 
important have sign to welcome travelers to 
NSU," city councilman Lee Posey said. 

The final step in the renaming process is 
to change the appropriate addresses along 
the highway. 

"The changes will be done with the 911 
emergency system and the fire department, 
which assigns the address numbers," Randy 
LaCaze, Natchitoches' director of community 
development, said. "Each address change is 
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June 20, 2002 

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tfSU Theatre production of 'Little Mary Sunshine' simply resistible 

Opinion by Tasha N. Braggs 

Sauce Reporter 

"A simple Colorado saga" was the 
opening line of NSU's summer theatre 
production of "Little Mary Sunshine". 
Simple is by far not the best way to 
describe this production. With a beau- 
tiful set and unique music, especially 
the orchestra dressed in 'coonskin 
hats, the play was quite interesting, 
but, not interesting enough. 

The play begins with a long- 
winded Act 1. Little Mary Sunshine, 
played by Heather Conrad, who is not 
at all little (young), has been raised by 
Indians most of her life. She falls in 
love with Captain "Big Jim" 
Warrington, who is a forest ranger, 
played by James Palmer. Warrington 
is in search of the deceased Indian 
named Yellow Feather. Yellow 
Feather, played by Michael David 
Elvestron, was supposed to be dead 
after saving Little Mary Sunshine 
from drowning. Now he's back to 
have his way with Little Mary 

Sunshine. Keep in mind; it took two 
hours to get through this major plot. 

In the midst of this, Captain 
Warrington's men enjoy the company 
of the ladies from Eastchester 
Finishing School. These ladies live 
with Little Man' Sunshine with their 
"Rich and oh so pretty" lifestyle. 
These ladies bring a new meaning to 
the word whorehouse. 

There were some actors who per- 
formed exceptionally well, but they 
seemed very out of place. Chief 
Brown Bear's remarkable introduc- 
tion at the beginning and throughout 
the play is a good example. This char- 
acter was hilarious, especially playing 
the drums during the duet between 
Mary and Captain Warrington, but his 
character still could have been left 

The savory sounds of Kristin 
Jones, who played Madam Ernestine 
Von Liebedich, best friend to Little 
Mary Sunshine, was quite soothing to 
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singing and dancing was over in Act 
1, you already knew that everyone 
was going to live happily ever after 
without Yellow Feather. 

"Little Mary Sunshine" is one 
play that does not pass by expedient- 

ly, but is very musical (with some 
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NSU Summer Dinner Theatre 

The NSU Summer Dinner Theatre will have its last three pro- 
ductions of "Little Mary Sunshine" starting today and running 
through Saturday. The play will be held in A. A. Fredericks 
Auditorium. Tickets are $16.50 each, which includes dinner and a 
show. Diner begins at 6 p.m. 

For ticket information call (318) 357-6891. 

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The city of Natchitoches and the Natchitoches Chamber of 
Commerce are sponsoring "Celebration on the Cane" on July 4. 
There will be live entertainment and fireworks on Front St. in 

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The events will begin on Friday, July 19, at noon. The Festival 
is a two-day event that will feature music, arts and crafts, food 
exhibits, military equipment and memorabilia, as well as, narra- 
tive sessions focusing on aspects of the military. 

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June 20, 2002 

Singleton returns to Big 12 conference 

Courtesy of Sports Information 

After steering Northwestern State 
to the NCAA Tournament and 20 
school records in two seasons as the 
Demon softball coach, Ty Singleton 
was named last Tuesday morning as 
the new head coach at the University 
of Missouri. 

Singleton, 31, was introduced by 
Missouri director of athletics Mike 
Alden, former AD at Southwest Texas 
State, during a press conference last 
Tuesday morning in Columbia, Mo. 
The job returns Singleton to the 
Big 12 
where he served 
as an assistant 
from 1998-2000 
at the University 
of Texas prior to 
succeeding Gay 
McNutt as the 
head coach. 
Singleton post- 


ed a 75-45 record in two seasons with 
the Demons as 13 players won All- 
Southland Conference honors, 
including 2002 Player of the Year and 
Hitter of the Year 
Annie Johnston 
and 2002 
Freshman of the 
Year Nicole 


posted six wins 

over nationally-ranked teams under 
Singleton, and also beat Florida twice 
and Houston once in a 45-25 season 
this year. 

The Demons went 37-16 in SLC 
play for Singleton and went 62-30 in 
their last 92 games, finishing his first 
season with 17 victories in the last 22 

"It's a great opportunity for Ty to 
become head coach at a Big 12 
Conference program and we're happy 
for him," Northwestern director of 
athletics Greg Burke said. "He led us 
back into NCAA Tournament compe- 

"It's a great opportunity for Ty to 
become head coach at a Big 12 
Conference program... " 

Greg Burke 
Athletic director, NSU 

Goodwin just can't stay away 

By Sauce staff 

Sam Goodwin, a.k.a. the win- 
ningest coach in the Southland 
Conference, might be making a 
return to coaching and to Division I- 
AA football. 

Goodwin, the current Henderson 
State University athletics director, 
along with 
three other 
contenders, is 
in the running 
for the head 
football coach- 
ing position at 
The other 
coaches are 
San Jose State 
offensive coordinator Norm Joseph, 
St. Charles Catholic head coach and 
former Tulane assistant Frank Monica, 
and former LSU quarterback Steve 

All men will be brought in for on- 
campus interviews beginning this 

Goodwin has only been the ath- 
letic director at Henderson, his alma 
mater, for two years, but it seems that 


the opportunity to return to the side- 
line may not be something this coach 
benches just yet. 

"It's just I've had a couple of years 
away from it, and I feel like I'm a foot- 
ball coach. This is what I'm supposed 
to do," Goodwin said as reported by 
the Daily Star. 

The Southeastern football pro- 
gram has had a 17-year absence from 
the arena of collegiate football. They 
are beginning a program from scratch 
that could benefit from the experience 
Goodwin possesses. 

"You had to build the program on 
guys you could predict would devel- 
op once they got there," said 
Goodwin, as reported by the Daily 
Star. "I can pick those guys (that LSU 
gets), but finding the ones after 
they've taken who they want..." 

At Northwestern Goodwin 
coached for 17 seasons and won more 
games (102-88-3) as a head coach in 
the SLC than anyone else in league 
history. Goodwin's teams won four 
conference titles and earned three 
division I-AA playoff berths. 

Southeastern will join the 
Southland Conference in the 2005 sea- 
son, but will begin cutting its teeth 
playing as Division I-AA independent 
in 2003. 

tition this year and has recruited well, 
including bringing in the conference 
freshman of the year this season." 
Northwestern ranked in the top 
10 nationally in 
stolen bases in 
each of the past 
two years. 
Johnston, a first- 
team Verizon 
Academic All- 

American, was 

third nationally with 48 steals and 
Martin eighth in the country with 44, 
making NSU the only program to 
rank two players in the nation's top 

The Demon pitching staff also 
ranked 23rd nationally with a 1.41 
earned run average. The Demons 
broke eight team and eight individual 
school records this year, including 
season marks for steals (185), hits 
(529), triples (21), home runs (40), 
pitching shutouts (24) and strikeouts 

Career records for stolen bases, 

home runs, RBI, and fielding percent- 
age, along with strikeouts by a pitch- 
er, were broken during Singleton's 
two seasons at NSU. 

NSU won 16 straight games 
against SLC foes until a 4-0 loss to 
SWT in the SLC Tournament, but the 
Demons snapped back with three 
straight wins, two over the Bobcats, 
to capture the conference tourney 

Singleton inherited a 
Northwestern program that had won 
three straight SLC titles and made 
NCAA Regional trips in two of the 
three previous years, but his first 
team was lacking four of the top six 
hitters and the 1999 SLC Pitcher of 
the Year. With the late rush, the 2001 
Demons finished 30-20 and were one 
win away from an NCAA 
Tournament appearance. 

""One of the tougher challenges 
in coaching is to pick up the reigns of 
a successful program and keep it 
achieving at a high level," Burke said. 
"Ty did that here." 

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D'or Fischer makes the move to West Virginia 

By Sauce Staff 

At his request D'or Fischer has been 
granted release papers from the 
Northwestern basketball team. 

Fischer, a Philadelphia native, has 
thought about leaving Northwestern over 
a period of time. This thought is now a 

Flis new court will be housed at the 
University of West Virginia. He is rumored 
to have signed Wednesday with West 
Virginia, but cannot suit up for a year due 
to an NCAA ruling on transfer players. 

While at Northwestern Fischer, (6'11", 
220), was a standout center for the 
Demons. Last season, he averaged 4.2 
blocks, 10 points and 7.2 rebounds per 


The Northwestern basketball pro- 
gram isn't too worried about the loss of 
their big center. They remain optimistic 
with three guys they feel will be able to 
keep up the level of play in the middle. 
And, as Coach McConathy has been 
reported to say, "there isn't one player that 
makes a team or makes a season." 

Fuel Your Future 

Air National Guard 

Durham, King, 
Hanson, Slanina 
and Makowsky 
go to the Majors 

Courtesy of Sports Information 

Northwestern State senior third 
baseman Tyler Durham and incoming 
Demon freshman pitcher Cory Keener 
of Minden were chosen Wednesday on 
the second and final day of the 2002 
Major League Baseball draft. 

Keener went to the Tampa Bay 
Devil Rays in the 32nd round. Durham 
was chosen by the St. Louis Cardinals 
in the 37th round. 

Two other Demon seniors, pitchers 
O.J. King and Carl Makowsky, were 
picked Tuesday. King went in the 
eighth round to Cincinnati and 
Makowsky was chosen by Baltimore 
10 rounds later, giving NSU eight 
pitchers selected in the MLB draft 
since 1998, including San Diego Padres 
right-hander Brian Lawrence. 

Another pair of Demon seniors, 
outfielder Brad Hanson and pitcher 
Jason Slanina, were not picked in the 
draft but could receive free agent con- 

Durham, King, Makowsky, 
Hanson and Slanina helped the 
Demons go 81-34 with two Southland 
Conference championships in the past 
two years. 

Keener, an all-state pick and the 
Shreveport Times All-Area Player of 
the Year, signed with the Demons in 
November. Another Demon signee, 
first baseman Ross Michelsen of 
Arlington (Texas)-Lamar, was chosen 
in the seventh round of the MLB Draft 
Tuesday by the New York Yankees. 

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State to audit grant program 

By Kaleb Breaux 


The Louisiana State Auditor's 
office has confirmed an inquiry into 
the administration of a NSU grant 

On Tuesday The Natchitoches 
Times reported that two University 
professors were on paid administra- 
tive leave pending the results of the 

Dan Kyle, the legislative auditor 
for the state of Louisiana, confirmed 
the allegations yesterday. 

Kyle did not release the names of 
the accused parties. University 
administrators were not available for 
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"We (the state auditors) will 
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administration during the audit," 
Kyle said. "This is not an unusual 

Alumnus wins Miss 
Louisiana pageant 

By Callie Reames 

Chief Writer 

2001 NSU graduate Casey 
Crowder won the Miss Louisiana 
title at the June 15 state pageant in 

Crowder will compete in this 
year's Miss America Pageant, 
scheduled for Sept. 21 
at Atlantic City, N.J. 

Crowder earned a 
degree in business 
administration from 
NSU and is pursuing a 
masters of business 
administration from 
the University of 

Crowder competed 
six times for the Miss 
Louisiana title before 
winning this summer. 

"I'm a competitive person," 
Crowder said when describing her 
motivation to continue year after 
vear. "I never wanted to look back 


and wonder if I could have won, 
because I had been close so many 

Crowder won her first title, 
Little Miss Potlicker, when she was 
eight years old. She said she 
couldn't count how many times she 
has competed in pageants before. 
"I have no idea, not an inkling," 
she said. 

This year's contest won't 
be Crowder's first encounter 
with the Miss America 
Pageant. She watched it in 
person four years ago. 

"It was unreal," she 
recounted. "The stage is 
huge, and there are thou- 
sands of people." 

Crowder said the effort it 
took to reach the Miss 
America pageant is the root 
of her competition anxiety. 

"Being in a place I've worked so 

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alumnus and cur- 
rent Miss Louisiana 
answered to some 
personal questions. 

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Kyle said it would be at least two 
weeks before state auditors will 
arrive at the University to begin their 
audit. After the audit begins, it will 
be a minimum of seven weeks before 
the report is completed and becomes 
public information. 

Kyle reported that University 
president Randall Webb has turned 
over all references regarding the alle- 
gations to the auditor's office. 

Kyle said the auditing process 

begins with fieldwork by the audi- 
tors. They will conduct interviews, 
talking to everyone involved in the 
audit. The state legislative auditor's 
office will then draft a report and 
both the auditors and the University 
will review the process. 

Finally, the audit report will 
become public record. The audit 
report will be posted as public infor- 
mation on the state auditor's website 

Morrison, FACS 
renovations begin 

A contract worker helps clear out the 
Family and Consumer Sciences building 
Wednesday. The long-delayed renova- 
tions to the FACS building and Louisiana 
Scholars' College's Morrison Hall, origi- 
nally scheduled to begin last September, 
started June 25 as workers erected a 
fence around the two buildings and 
began work inside. While architectural 
firm Coco and Company's original 
timetable said renovations would take 18 
months, Scholars' College department 
head Margaret Cochran said in an 
Internet forum post that the renovations 
may be completed within 10 months. 

Photo by Kaleb Breaux 

NSU names new Financial Aid head 

Courtesy NSU News Bureau 

Misti Chelette has been named 
director of student financial aid at 

Chelette has worked in NSU's 
Financial Aid Office for more than 
two years. She worked as a loan 
officer and assistant director for 
compliance and operations. 

As director, Chelette will super- 
vise financial aid staff and adminis- 


ter all federal, state I 
and institutional I 
policies and proce- 
dures related to stu- 1 
dent financial aid. 

Chelette, a grad- 
uate of Pineville 
High School, re- 
ceived a bachelor's L 
of general studies and a master's of 
education in adult education from 


What's all the rave 
about the new 
Vanilla Coke? 

Page 4 

Eileen Schmidt was named as 
the new head soflball coach 

The NSU Lady 
Demon softball 
team named a new 
headeoach this 

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Campus News 

The Current Sauce 
July 11,2002 

Donor establishes $1 
million chair in business 

Courtesy NSU News Bureau 

The NSU Foundation has 
received a pledge to create the first 
endowed chair in NSU's college of 

The Charles E. Ragus and 
Family Endowed Chair in Business 
will be created with a donation of 
$400,000 from Peggy Ragus and her 
family, Debbie and Buddy Cook, 
Stacey and Lt. Col. Andy Cernicky 
and Jenni and Dalton McGaha. The 
gift will be matched with $600,000 
from the Board of Regents Support 
Fund to set up a $1,000,000 endowed 

Charles E. Ragus was a 1965 


NSU graduate and was a member of 
the football team. He is the founder 
of AdvoCare, a leading nutritional 
supplement company. Ragus died in 

"Charlie and I were close 
friends, and I admired him tremen- 
dously, both when I knew him here 
as a student and during later years, 
when he became such an outstand- 
ing role model as CEO of 
AdvoCare," said NSU President 
Randall Webb. "He knew how to 
motivate people and extract from 
them the very best they have to offer. 
I firmly believe that his success in 
the business world stemmed largely 
from the fact that he was such a fine 

person and friend and that he 
expected a lot from himself as well. 

"As successful as Charlie was, 
he didn't do it alone," Webb said. 
"He was blessed with a wonderful 
supportive wife in Peggy, and their 
relationship was enhanced because 
of their outstanding daughters." 

Ragus previously made a 
$100,000 donation to the NSU 
Athletic Association. 

"Charlie was a man with a huge 
heart and loved giving to others," 
said his widow Peggy Ragus. 

According to NSU Dean of 
Business Joel Worley, the gift will 
have a major impact on NSU's col- 
lege of business. 

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and faculty. Further 
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well as copies for the 
general public, are avail- 
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Contact the office at 318- 
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Corrections will be 
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hard at is nerve-racking," Crowder 

Crowder and the 49 other con- 
testants will rehearse two weeks for 
the nationally-televised Atlantic 
City pageant. 

Each woman competes in inter- 
view, evening gown, swimsuit and 
talent categories. The contestants 
also support a platform, which is a 
set of principles they advocate dur- 
ing their reigning year as Miss 
America or their respective states. 

Crowder's platform has focused 
on mental health awareness for the 
last five years. In 1997, Crowder's 
father died of Alzheimer's disease, 

Q & A with Miss LA 

With Callie Reames and Miss Louisiana Casey Crowder 

Q: What's your favorite food? 
A: Pizza. 

Q: How many times have you been to Disney World? 

A: Once. 

Q: Did you like Vic's or Iberville better? 

A.- Vic's. 

Q: Did you experience parking problems at NSU? 
Aj Absolutely. 

a form of dementia characterized by 
progressive memory loss and men- 
tal deterioration. 

"I saw a need for someone to 
promote mental health awareness," 
Crowder said. 

The pageant experience has 
been positive and negative for 
Crowder. She had times of intense 
frustration but maintained her con- 
fidence to repeatedly participate. 

"Getting ready to compete is a 
lot of work and it's very time con- 
suming," Crowder said. "I think 
you have to be a strong person and 
be able to take constant criticism." 

Crowder said several years of 
serious competition have prepared 
her for professional job interviews 
and taught her to be comfortable 
with speaking to 
large crowds. 

While attend- 
ing NSU, Crowder 
was a Dean's List 
student and a mem- 
ber of Phi Mu 
Fraternity, Purple 
Jackets, Order of 
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Earlier this summer, Coca Cola unveiled a 
new taste. That taste, Coke's new sweet nectar, is 
the infamous Vanilla Coke. Do not be misled by 
the colors of Vanilla Coke's bottle, for it is very 
similar to that of the original Coke. The differ- 
ence lies inside, within the taste. 

The Current Sauce wanted to know how you, 
the students, felt about the strange new flavor, so 
we did a taste test. We asked 14 college and high 
school students to sample the Vanilla Coke. 

After sampling the Vanilla Coke, the stu- 

dents were asked to fill out a survey. The survey 
asked for their comments about the taste of the 
Vanilla Coke. Below are the responses to the taste 
test of the Vanilla Coke. 

Savoring the Flavor 

• 92.8% of those surveyed liked the taste of 
Vanilla Coke. 

• 78.5% of those surveyed preferred the taste of 
Vanilla Coke over the taste of Natchitoches' water. 

• One out of 14 of those surveyed had accidental- 
ly purchased a Vanilla Coke. 

"I love vanilla ice 
cream, so I think 
I'll buy it." 
Gironna Gabriel 
Radiological tech- 
nology major 

"I like it because I cannot taste the 

Ranada White 

Elementary education major 

"I think it is ok." 
Tykesia Prier 

Psychology major 

"I don't really like 
vanilla at all, but I 
still like Coke." 

Charmaine Owens 

Biology major 

"I thought that 
the taste was 
different. I am 
not sure if the 
taste would 
get old after a 
short period 

Greg Comeaux 
History major 

"Yes, I 
I like 
and vanilla, so the 
two combined are 
awesome. But, just 
one thing; I think that 
they need to make the 
vanilla taste a little 

Arthur Fields 
Accounting major 

"Tastes like pop to me!" 

Tenille Fogel 

Health & exercise sci- 
ence major. 

"It reminded me of 
the taste of the Coke 
in a Coke float." 

Jennifer Jensen 
Liberal arts major 

"It tasted good.' 

Chris Odinet 

"It was similar to Coke with a dif- 
ferent aftertaste." 

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"Sorta" likes the taste of Vanilla 


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Demon sports are ranked 35th in NCAA winning percentage SLU 

Courtesy of Sports Information 

Northwestern State has one of the 
winningest athletic programs among 
the nation's NCAA Division I institu- 
tions, according to a recent study by 
U.S. News & World Report. 

The magazine, in a comprehensive 
review of intercollegiate athletics, 
found Northwestern State ranked 35th 
in winning percentage among the 
country's 321 NCAA Division I univer- 
sities during the 2000-01 academic 
year. The survey showed 
Northwestern won 62.2 percent of its 
games in all men's and women's 
"school-to-school" contests such as 
football, basketball, soccer, volleyball, 
baseball and softball. 

LSU, with a 66.7 percent winning 
rate, was the only state institution to 
rank higher in the U.S. News & World 
Report study. LSU ranked 12th nation- 
ally in winning percentage with 
Nebraska's 73.7 percent figure leading 
the nation. 

Northwestern ranked as the 

Northwestern fans cheering on their Demons. 

nation's fifth most-successful Division 
I-AA athletic program in the survey 
trailing only James Madison (65.8 per- 
cent), Southwest Texas State (64.8), 
Tennessee-Chattanooga (64.5) and 
Montana (62.6). 

"This high national ranking is a 
great reflection of the job our coaches 
do, and the superior performance of 
our athletic program across the board," 

Schmidt takes over reins as 
NSU's new softball coach 


Courtesy of Sports Information 

Eileen Schmidt, an Ail-American 
catcher at Virginia who became a 
highly successful 
assistant coach at 
South Carolina 
and Arkansas, was 
named Tuesday as 
the new head soft- 
ball coach at 

Schmidt, who 
has helped 
Arkansas create and build its softball 
program during the past six years, 
takes over a Northwestern program 
that has made three NCAA 
Tournament appearances in the past 
five seasons. She succeeds Ty 
Singleton, who was named head 
coach at Missouri last month. 

"I'm really excited," Schmidt said. 
"Northwestern is a proven commodi- 
ty, not only in softball but across the 
board in athletics, as an excellent 
opportunity for a young coach. The 
administration, being as supportive as 
it is, sets the tone and the community 
support and the fellowship among the 
athletic department is first rate." 

The appointment of Schmidt is 
contingent upon approval by the 
Board of Supervisors of the University 
of Louisiana system. Her hiring was 
announced by Northwestern' s direc- 
tor of athletics, Greg Burke, capping a 
three-week search for a new head 

Schmidt, a finalist for the 1996 
USA Olympic softball team, was the 

1993 Atlantic Coast Conference Player 
of the Year. A three-time All-ACC pick 
at Virginia, she went into coaching in 

1994 at South Carolina, helping USC 
to a pair of 50-win seasons. 

Fellow USC assistant Carie Dever- 
Boaz was tapped in 1995 to launch the 
softball program at Arkansas and 
hired Schmidt as her assistant. In their 
third season, they led the Lady 'Backs 
to a 46-29 record in 2000, followed by 
a 44-31 mark in 2001 and an NCAA 
Tournament trip, and a 36-30 mark 
this past season. 

"There's winning tradition in soft- 
ball at Northwestern going back for 
years and years. It's not been one 
coach, or one recruiting class. I'm 
proud to embrace that tradition and 
want our former players to have pride 
in what we're doing and be involved 
with us," Schmidt said. 

Photo courtesy of Sports Information 

George Etheredge, president of the 
Northwestern Athletic Association, 
said. "Our athletic director (Greg 
Burke) provides a very positive foun- 
dation for each sport to succeed and 
the coaches, student-athletes, and sup- 
port personnel maximize the resources 
to give us a lot to cheer about." 

Among other Louisiana institu- 
tions winning at least 50 percent of 

their team sports' head-to-head com. 
petitions governed by a scoreboard 
Tulane was third (60.8), followed 
Southern (54.4), Louisiana-LafayettJ 
(53.4), Grambling (52.4), Louisiana 
Tech (52.1) and UNO (52.0), accordi^ 
to the magazine. 

"This survey is very gratifying' 
Burke said. "The good news is thj 
winning percentage wasn't a flash j 
the pan. We won more than 59 percej 
of our games in those sports this sej 
son, and that doesn't factor in the con 
ference championship we won 
men's track and field." 

The 2000-01 athletic year at NS( 
featured a 20-win season by the Lad 
Demon basketball team, the 19-1 
NCAA Tournament campaign by th 
Demon basketball team, a 38-17 shoi 
ing from the NSU baseball squad, an 
a 15-8 women's soccer record tW 
ended with an NCAA Tournamd 
berth. The Demon football team posH 
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Courtesy of SLU Atheletics 

Southeastern Louisiana University 
officials announced today that Hal 
^lumme has been named head football 
coach. The hiring was approved earlier 
jj, the day by the Board of Supervisors 
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"I'm excited about becoming a 
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Mumme said. "It's a great opportunity 
for us and I look forward to the chal- 
lenge of rebuilding the great tradition 
of Lions football. I'm certain with sup- 
port from the community, faculty, 
administration, staff and students, we 
will be successful." 


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Opinion by Rob Morgan 

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Football is one of America's 
bloodiest and toughest athletic 
endeavors, normally leaving veter- 
ans of the sport a limping scarred 
version of their once virile self. But 
for such a violent and sometimes 
senseless endeavor there sure are a 
lot of movies made about football. 

Covering all the age ranges for 
moviegoers, football makes for a 
very entertaining flick. One of the 
first football movies was "The 
Freshman" (1925) a silent film about 
an unathletic college student trying 
to make the football team. The theme 
of this movie greatly resembles 
another movie made in 1993 entitled 

Now right here is where I upset 
some people-most probably football 
players-but "Rudy" is a moronic tale 
of a perpetual loser. How this is con- 
trived by some to be inspirational is 
beyond me. The guy spends his 
entire career as a breathing tackle 
dummy, makes one play in a game 
that's already won, and he is frickin' 
folk hero. Sorry, don't think so. 

If you are thirsting for a real 
folk hero in a film about football 
look no farther than "The Longest 
Yard" (1974). Starring Burt 
Reynolds. "The Longest Yard" is 
the story of a pro-quarterback in 
prison striking back at the powers 
that be. The powers in this case is a 
corrupt warden who wants 
Reynolds to help his team of prison 
guardsmen win a championship, 
but Burt sides with his fellow 
inmates and beats the guards at 
their own game. 

Reynolds struggles against the 
force that all fight in their everyday 
life, The Man. And what makes it 
even better-Reynolds wins. He beats 
The Man and his machine, although, 
causing himself a possible extended 
prison sentence. 

"The Longest Yard" is better 
than "Rudy" for many reasons, but 
mainly because someone actually 
wins in the "Yard". Nothing is ever 
accomplished in "Rudy" except a 
whole lot of blubbering, but for any- 
one who has ever dealt with a cor- 
rupted warden in the penal system 
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SGA, Cosby keep busy for summer 

By Garrett Guillotte 

Managing Editor 

SGA President Stacie Cosby has- 
n't had the luxury of a relaxing sum- 
mer vacation. 

"It's been a really busy summer 
because (SGA Vice President) Jen 
(Jensen) and I have basically been the 
only ones in the office, so a lot of the 
stuff I'm just having to do myself," 
Cosby said. 

Still, that has not stopped her 
and the SGA members that stayed in 
Natchitoches for the summer from 
taking care of business. 

Cosby, Jensen, Speaker of the 
Senate Greg Comeaux and a few sen- 
ators have kept busy by examining 
student technology needs, sorting 

/ want there to be more of a relationship updating. 

Part of that 
focus has been 

between the students and the administra 
tion. I don 't want it to always be a battle. " 

out senate committees, keeping an 
eye on renovations to the Intramural 
Building and working with the 


to iron out stu- 

"I want 
there to be 
more of a rela- 
tionship be- 
tween the stu- 

dents and the administration," Cosby 
said. "I don't want it to always be a 

Cosby said she has met with all 
of the University's vice presidents 
over the last two weeks, trying to 
keep communication open because 
"there's been too much head butting, 

too much stubbornness in the past." 

Cosby said she has also focused 
on finding areas in student technolo- 
gy that need 

Stacie Cosby 

SGA President 

Worley named new 
Dean of Business 

laying down 
the ground- 
work for 
the one-card 


The system would allow students to 
use a single card to pay for all facets 
of student life, including cafeteria 
meals, vending machines, purchases 
from the campus bookstore and local 

Jensen and Comeaux have been 
working on filling SGA committees 
with new appointees. With a senate 
filled with first-time members, Cosby 

said the experienced members of the 
senate will have to work very hard to 
make sure the new senators know 
how to write legislation and perform 
their duties properly. 

"I'm predicting the senate will 
run pretty smoothly this year," Cosby 
said. "It's really not my place any- 
more... but I want to make sure that 
they know what's going on." 

While the SGA has also been try- 
ing to keep an eye on renovations to 
the IM, Cosby said there has not been 
enough time to do enough. 

Ground breaking for the IM has 
been delayed several times, with the 
current date set for early August. 
Students have been paying $75 each 
semester to fund the renovations, 
which would enlarge the facility and 
enhance many of its services for stu- 

Courtesy NSU News Bureau 

Joel Worley has been named 
Dean of the College of Business at 

Worley has been acting associ- 
ate dean of business since last year. 

"As dean I plan to emphasize 
quality teaching and quality in 
research efforts," Worley said. "I 
want to keep the curriculum cur- 
rent and stay on top of that at all 
times. I also want to emphasize stu- 
dent placement, getting our gradu- 
ates placed in good jobs and 
recruiting employers to come to 
campus to talk with our students. I 
will even cold call companies to tell 
them about our program and the 

quality of our students." 

A native of Mount Enterprise, 
Tex., he earned his doctorate at 
Virginia Tech and is also a graduate 
of Stephen F. Austin 
and the U.S. Naval 

Worley also 
plans to actively 
recruit top students 
to NSU and the 
College of Business. 

"We have some 


objectives regarding growth. We 
want our build our numbers," he 

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Photo courtesy Stehlin 
Foundation for Cancer 

Amanda Cason, 
NSU and Louisiana 
Scholars' College stu- 
dent, weighs a nude 
mouse at the Stehlin 
Foundation for Cancer 
Research in Houston 
in this undated press 
release photo. Cason 
is one of 11 students 
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"We haven't been doing as much 
investigating as we should have," 
Cosby said. "We're sick and tired of 
paying $75 and not seeing them 
breaking ground." 

The start of the fall semester, a 
week later than usual, will push back 
student elections as well as 
Homecoming and other University 

Cosby said that with student 
technology issues out of the way, she 
would have more available time to 

make sure student elections progress 

Cosby is also planning to take 
part in a lobbying effort spearheaded 
by Sen. Mary Landrieu, one of 
Louisiana's federal legislators. 

Both Landrieu, a Democrat, and 
Ohio Rep. Ralph Regula, a 
Republican, wrote bills this year aim- 
ing to change 37-year-old federal 
rules on student loans to provide stu- 
dents with more refinancing options. 

Currently, the law only allows 
loans taken out among multiple 
lenders to be consolidated and refi- 
nanced at a bank of the student's 

choice. Borrowers receiving all of 
their student loans from a single 
lender can currently only refinance 
with their current lender. 

Cosby said the change could save 
up to 14 million students' money by 
allowing them to refinance their stu- 
dent loans when interest rates fall. 
However, she said banks are oppos- 
ing the measure because it would 
cost them millions of dollars in inter- 

"If we can show them that this 
benefits more people than it hurts, I 
think it might go through," Cosby 

University organizations 
stay active despite heat 

By Callie Reames 

Chief Writer 

Hot summer days may encourage 
lethargy, but some NSU organizations 
have remained active to serve their 
members these last few months. 

The Baptist Collegiate Ministry 
and the Wesley /Westminster 
Foundation started the summer with 
mission trips and continued with 
weekly activities. 

For a week in West Texas, 18 min- 
istry students repaired an old Baptist 
camp, did construction work and 
held a worship service for youth in 

the area. 

Five ministry members are serv- 
ing as summer missionaries in Africa 
and several others are serving 
throughout the U.S. 

Next week, 15 ministry members 
will be attending a national ministry 
conference in Glorieta, New Mexico. 

Foundation members were in 
Chicago for 10 days while working 
with various inner city mission proj- 
ects, including visiting a local jail, 
where the helped inmates prepare for 
GED testing. 

"For a week we went to Cook 
County Jail and worked with the 

Photo by Gary Hardamon 

Members of the NSU Theatre pose in a production photo from Little Mary Sunshine The 
musical is one of two the department planned for the summer. 

inmates, to help teach and tutor them 
in Math and English," Clay Williams, 
a Foundation intern, said. 

The Foundation is currently hold- 
ing worship services every Tuesday at 
8:30 p.m. 

About 70 members of the football 
team have attended voluntary sum- 
mer workouts offered at 12:30 p.m. 
and 5:30 p.m. each weekday. The 
workouts are available to any athlete, 
but the majority of participants are 
football players. 

Donnie Cox, athletics associate 
director, said summer practices are 
popular at other schools in the nation, 
and they promote unity before the 
season officially begins. 

"It's a way of bonding and the 
team coming together," Cox said. 

Zeb Hawkins, the football 
strength and conditioning coach 
works with the athletes this summer. 
Hawkins said the 110-degree temper- 
ature on the Astroturf has not caused 
any injuries. 

"The athletic trainers have done a 
good job of keeping water out there," 
Hawkins said. 

The NSU Theatre has also been 
active this summer with two dinner 
theater productions. The first, Little 
Mary Sunshine, ran earlier in the sum- 
mer, and Miss Fire Cracker Cotitest 
opens August 2. Approximately 50 
people, mostly theater students, have 
been involved in the summer produc- 

NSU's 24 Freshmen Connectors 
introduced a record 1,373 incoming 

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separate two-day orientations this 

Summer is simmering down and 
fall will soon begin with its classes, 
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Campus News 


Crew receives new $10,000 dock system 

By Melissa Gilliam 

Sauce Reporter 

The NSU Crew team, with the 
help of a Student Government 
Association grant, has received a 
new dock. 

According to NSU Crew mem- 
ber Kristin Huben, the 59-foot 
dock, worth more than $10,000, 
will be constructed and ready for 
use before fall classes begin. 

Huben said the team's old 
dock was becoming unsafe and 
the new dock is hopefully the first 
of two the rowing team will soon 

Because the rowing team is a 
self-funded club sport, the cost of 
coaching staff and equipment 
makes the purchase of such a dock 
nearly impossible without outside 
financial assistance. 

By the end of the spring 
semester, the SGA grant of $10,000 
had been approved for the rowing 


With the help of Mark 
Deshotel, the University's director 
of intramural sports, several cur- 
rent and past members of the team 

Photo by Callie Reames 

NSU Crew member Scott Ward assembles a 
section of the team's new dock on Saturday. 

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ing team was able to submit the 
necessary bids and purchase their 
first-choice dock. 

The rowing team hosts its 13th 
annual Marathon Rowing 
Championship on Nov. 9th. 
Currently the team is commission- 
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Commission in conjunction with 
the Chamber of Commerce for a 
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If the team is unable to obtain 
the second dock, team members 
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said. "In the future, we are looking 
at adding minors in e-commerce 
and finance. We may also seek addi- 
tional majors." 

Among his other plans are con- 
tinuing to raise private funds. 
Recently, the College of Business 
received a pledge to create its first 
endowed chair. The Charles E. 
Ragus and Family Endowed Chair 
in Business will be created with a 
donation of $400,000 from Peggy 
Ragus and her family, Debbie and 
Buddy Cook, Stacey and Lt. Col. 
Andy Cernicky and Jenni and 
Dalton McGaha. 

The College of Business also has 
seven endowed professorships 
worth $100,000 each. 

In the past several years, the 
College of Business has also raised 
funds to create several scholarships 
to assist students. 

"Last spring we awarded 10 
scholarships to students who 
entered in the fall of 2001. These 
scholarships were rewards for aca- 
demic performance," Worley said. 
"We want to recognize excellence in 
the classroom." 

Worley said the College will 
add eight new faculty, including 
three in computer information sys- 
tems, which is one of 
Northwestern's Areas of Excellence. 

"These faculty are well-quali- 
fied and able teachers," Worley said. 
"The first thing we look for is prac- 
tical, applied credentials. We also 
look for academic achievement." 

Worley gave credit to the facul- 
ty, staff and administration in all 
areas at NSU for their role in help- 
ing the College of Business emerge 
as the state's top program. 

"We have support from 
throughout the entire university. 
We would not have a strong pro- 
gram if the rest of the university 
were not strong academically," he 

In addition to his academic 
experience, Worley has headed a 
consulting firm, Joel K. Worley and 
Associates, since 1978. Worley has 
consulted with companies in retail- 
ing, wholesaling, manufacturing, 
transportation, international trade, 
the medical field, service firms, 
agricultural firms, restaurants, oil 
field service and real estate. He also 
has worked for several years in pri- 
vate business. 

Worley has been a member of 

NSU's faculty for 13 years. He has 
been a professor of business admin- 
istration since 

1991. Worley was 
an associate pro- 
fessor of business 
administration at 
NSU from 1983 
until 1986. He 
was a member of 
the faculty at 

Radford Univers 
1983 and from 

"We would not have a strong pro- 
gram if the rest of the university 
were not strong academically. " 

Joel Worley 

Dean, College of Business 

ity from 1980 until 
1986 until 1991. 
Worley was also 
an instructor at 
Virginia Tech and 
Stephen F. Austin 
State University. 

Worley has 
published articles 
for national and 
international ref- 

ereed journals on subjects including 
small business, care of AIDS 
patients and attitudes on AIDS, 
business ethics and gender issues. 
He has also been an active partici- 
pant at professional conferences. 
Worley was also a founding mem- 
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were on paid administrative leave 
pending the results of an investigation 
by the Louisiana State Auditor's 

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the continuing education department, 

was one of the two University 
employees on paid administrative 
leave. The name of other party 
involved has not yet been released. 

The Louisiana State Auditor's 
office is investigating Brossette' s han- 
dling of a grant. The amount of the 
grant money in question is currently 

Brossette will be on paid adminis- 
trative leave until the issue is resolved. 

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The projects will include an invento- 
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(Above) Mansfield State Historic Site Park Ranger Scott Dearman (left) poses for a picture with fellow Folk 
Festival volunteer Steven Armstrong (right). 

(Below) An exhibit featuring World War II memorabilia and uniforms. 


By Melissa Gilliam 

Sauce Reporter 
All photos by Garrett Guillotte 

The 23rd Annual Natchitoches/NSU Folk Festival was 
held July 19-20 in Prather Coliseum. 

The theme of this year's festival was "Louisiana's Military 
and Folk Traditions." Events included exhibits of military 
equipment, live music, guest speakers, material culture artists 
and children's activities. 

Through the course of the two-day event, nearly 20 guest 
speakers covered topics related to Louisiana's folk and mili- 
tary life. Some of the ideas presented included "Women and 
the Military," "Food and War," and "Louisiana During 

"I'm a little bit nervous about the 'bull' session, but once 
they get together, I think they'll talk until they have to leave," 
Betty Snell James, chair of the Louisiana PT Boaters 
Association and organizer of the first ever Louisiana PT 
Boaters, said. 

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World War II nurse's costume. 


Bill Ellezy of Houma uses a lathe to make 
a thimble. 

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played iy's children taught both he and his wife. 

"0>roud of my children and grandchildren 
for car traditions," Gandy said with a soft drawl. 

Nablings Alton Cooper and Shirley Slimer 
voluntkthe festival together on Friday, and 
returnifor their own entertainment. They gave 
kudos md for its good clean fun, very good food, 
and th Natchitoches Jazz Orchestra. They were in 
agreen music was their favorite part of the festi- 

Th wcased some 22 performing musical 
ensem stages. For two days music played, peo- 
pled dipped, smiles were abundant, and the 

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filled the coliseum. Lavon Smith and his 

wife ti^rdmor, Okla. to Cajun dance to the live 
music ids they've made at the festival. 

Bil Hurst Hall founded Natchitoches' 
"Back n 1978. Donning denim, boots, vests and 
hats, and members sat somewhat reclined in 
chairs ke. The members and instrumentation of 

the ensemble have varied through the years, and the band 
itself has expanded musically through their performances. 

"We play music that was made for dancing," Bryant said. 
"The melodies are ones most people know." 

Irish and English traditional tunes, as well as American 
folksongs and mountain music are in their repertoire; the 
band's engagements have included weddings and civil war 

Bryant builds his own instruments and will be offering a 
class within the year on making dulcimers, banjos and Irish 

"The 23rd annual folk festival was a great success," Lisa 
Abney, festival coordinator and NSU professor, said. "I am 
elated to see how much Natchitoches and the state-wide com- 
munity supported the festival." 

Towards the end of the event, Abney was still energized 
and smiling as she moved through the coliseum doing both 
her job and enjoying the great people she's come to know 
through working with the festival. Abney began work a few 
days later planning the 2003 folk festival, "The Louisiana 
Purchase Bicentennial and Folk Traditions." 

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August 1,2002 

This is just to say 

Something to think about; three awkward life situations 

By Kaleb Breaux 


Have you ever fallen victim to 
an awkward situation? Not awk- 
ward situations like seeing a crop 
circle or being abducted and anally 
probed by aliens. The awkward sit- 
uations I am referring to are more 
common, everyday occurrences that 
happen to normal people. These 
people are, however, too wrapped 
up in life to realize that the previous 
situation should have been awk- 
ward. That's right friends, I am 
almost certain that you have been in 
some of these same situations. 

I would like to exhibit three sce- 
narios in which an awkward situa- 
tion has been encountered. 

Scenario #1: The unofficial 
third wheel 

This has been the most recent 
and possibly the most awkward sit- 
uation that I have been victim of. It 
was definitely a defining awkward 
situation for me. 

As I was leaving my apartment 
for the office one afternoon, when 
one of the neighbors, and what 
appeared to be his girlfriend, left 
their apartment at the same time I 

did. Trying to distance myself from 
their playful embraces, I slowed my 
pace, but so did they. I tried passing 
on several occasions, but the hall- 
way was too narrow, so I followed 
them all the way out to their vehi- 

I certainly felt as if I was the 
unofficial third wheel, but I had no 
choice. Our promenade as a three 
party group was quite strange. 

Scenario #2: "Hey baby, I'm 
not a stalker. " 

Ah, now this is a very odd situ- 
ation. Here's the scenario. 

Sitting at the bar in Yesterday's 
after knocking back your third Tiki 
Bowl, your eyes begin to wonder 
about the room until they find what 
seems to be, and most likely is a 
beautiful person. Your eyes become 
fixated on this stunning vixen, and 
you cannot seem to peel them away. 
Then just as you are about to look 
away, she catches you. Now you 
look like a stalker. What do you do? 

When you find yourself in this 
situation, be you a man or woman, I 
believe that it is in your best interest 
to offer a smile and a nod, raise 
your glass, finish your drink and 
leave as soon as possible, unless the 

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beautiful person reacts to your star- 
ing problem. If this is a good reac- 
tion, engage in wonderful drunken 
conversation by explaining the best 
way you know how that you are not 
a stalker, just interested. 

Scenario #3: Open mouth, 
insert foot 

Sometimes there are some 
things that just cannot go unmen- 
tioned. But if negative comments 
are spoken too loudly, they could 
get you in some trouble. 

About three years ago, Lake 
Charles had a mediocre minor 
league hockey team. I think it is safe 
for me to say that I was a fan, 
because I contributed to the organi- 
zation financially by attending sev- 
eral games. 

The hockey games, themselves, 
were great entertainment when they 
began, however, I must say that 
they did lack opening and intermis- 
sion entertainment department. 
Most of the acts were practically 
unbearable. For example, before one 
game some guy was asked to play 
his rendition of "The Star Spangled 
Banner". I am not sure who the 
entertainment talent scout for the 
organization was, but I am sure that 

they lost their job after upper man- 
agement heard this guy play. Let's 
just say that he was no Hendrix anc 
I was not proud to be an American 
after hearing that crap. 

Half way through the third bar 
of his rampage I looked over at my 
dad and said, "I bet they won't have 
this guy back." 

Immediately after I presented 
up my critique, the guy's wife, who 
was seated right in front of me 
looked at me and said, "I know he 
has been practicing for a while." 

Ouch. I had to set through three 
periods of hockey with Axel Rose's 
wife (she really wasn't Axel Rose's 
wife and he really wasn't Axel) sit- 
ting right in front of me. If I could 
have crawled under my seat I 
would have. 

So there you have it, three very 
awkward and embarrassing situa- 
tions. Avoiding these situations is 
not up to you. They are something 
that we all must encounter at least 
once in our lives. I urge you to pay 
more attention to what goes on 
around you to see what kind of 
crazy situations you can get your- 
self into. Feel free to share your 
awkward moments with us. You can 
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Frederick gains ground on 2004 Olympic hopes 

By Delvin Simms 

Contributing Writer 

Two-time Southland Conference javelin champion 
Latrell Frederick threw a personal record 
of 255-7 at the 2002 USA Outdoor Track 
and Field Championships. 

He finished second in 

the men's javelin 

behind Louisiana lt s a bl S ste P forward for his Aug , 
native and 2000 (Frederick's) hopes of making the And on Sept 
jfc Olympian Breaux 2004 Olympic games in Athens, 22-23 Frederick 
Greer, who won the Greece..." will compete 

Championships in 
San Antonio on Aug. 9- 

In addition, he will com- 
pete in a three-country meet 
in Glasgow, Scotland, 
between Great Britain, Russia 

and the 


Olympic hopeful Latrell Frederick 


event with a 268-4 

The Northwestern State senior 
and Benton native has been invited 
to represent Team USA in a series of 
upcoming international competitions. 

According to NSU sports information, Johnson 
said, "It's a big step forward for his (Frederick's) 
hopes of making the 2004 Olympic games in Athens, 
Greece, because the experience he'll gain from this 
will be priceless." 

Frederick will be one of two American javelin 
throwers in the 2002 PowerAde North America, 
Central America, and Caribbean Under- 25 Track & 

Madrid, Spain, at the 

Leon Johnson 2002 World Cup. He will be 

NSU Demon track coach the onl >' j avelin 

entered into the competition 

by the USA. 

"We're tremendously excited for Latrell," 

Leon Johnson, Demon track and field coach, 

said. "This is a great opportunity to compete at 

the highest level of our sport, representing our 

nation in Scotland and Spain alongside world 

record holders..." 

Other honors acquired by Frederick include a 

Junior Javelin Championship and a spot on the 

Junior Pan American team. 

Before there was hope... 

■ Two time Ail-American javelin thrower. 

■ Invited to join Team USA. 

■ First current NSU athlete to compete for Team USA at the highest level of international track 
and field competition. 

■ Fifth in the 2000 and 2001 NCAA Outdoor Championships. 

Stoker optimistic about NSU defense; six Demons make preseason All-SLC team 

Courtesy of Sports Information 

As the Southland Conference 
unveiled a new logo and ditched 
the Southland Football League 
moniker Wednesday, the storyline 
for the 2002 football season 
remained constant. 

The SLC, top to bottom, does- 
n't grant any days off. 

"I don't think there's anybody 
dominant, and I don't think there's 
any kind of doormat," Scott Stoker, 
first-year Northwestern State head 
coach an assistant in the confer- 
ence for the past 12 years at NSU 
and McNeese State, said. "This 
year, maybe more than ever before, 
everybody will be pretty good. 

Whoever stays healthy and lucky 
the longest will come out on top." 

McNeese, where Stoker 
coached for the past eight years 
and was defensive coordinator the 
last two, was the consensus pick to 
win the SLC crown that the 
Cowboys shared last year with 
Sam Houston State. 

"They've got the most return- 
ing talent and they deserve that 
ranking right now," Stoker said. 
"Our goal is to earn that ranking at 
the end of the season but it's gonna 
be tough." 

The Demons, 8-4 last year with 
45 letterwinners returning, were 
snagged in a three-way tie for third 
place in the preseason poll of SLC 

coaches. The conference's sports 
information directors tabbed NSU 
for fifth place. 

Northwestern had only one 
offensive player, senior center Nick 
Fiorito, on the Preseason All-SLC 
Team picked by the coaches. He 
was a second-team choice. 
Defensively, All-Americans Ahmad 
Willis and Terrence McGee joined 
senior linebacker Kurt Rodriguez 
and senior defensive end/line- 
backer Roy Locks representing 
Northwestern on the first team, 
while Demons' defensive tackle 
Chris Jones and senior safety 
Darryl Lacy were on the second 

"When Stoker and (defensive 

coordinator) J.C. Harper are saying 
this is the best defense they've 
been around, that's a 
mouthful/'Tommy Tate, McNeese 
State head coach , who had Stoker 
and Harper on his staff the last two 
years, said. "We've been pretty 
salty on defense at McNeese, but I 
hear they think this is the best 
group they've coached and that's 
quite a statement." 

Stoker, who promises an 
"attacking" 4-2-5 alignment with 
nine seniors projected as defensive 
starters, didn't make that claim 
Wednesday during the first day of 
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tfall signs with Green Bay; Llorens signs with New York 

By Kaleb Breaux 


Former NSU football standout 
an d Alexandria, La. native Craig Nail 
was inked by the 
Green Bay Packers on 
July 22. 

Nail was selected by 
the Packers in the 29th 
pick of the fifth round. 
He was picked 164 

Nail, a general stud- 
ies major, transferred 
to NSU from 
Louisiana State 
University in January 
of 2001. During his 
2001 season at NSU, 
Nail was selected as 
an All-Southland 
Football League first- 
teamer and the 
Newcomer of the Year. 

In his senior year Nail was also 
named the Demons' Offensive Most 
Valuable Player. He set the 


University's season passing record 
with 2,022 yards on 142 of 250 passes. 

If you do the math that is rough- 
ly 56.8 percent passes completed. 
This record broke former NSU quar- 
terback turned head coach Scott 
Stoker's record, who set the record at 
1,966 yards in 1988. Nail also threw 
for 11 touchdowns. 

Nail is not the only former 
Demon turned professional in 2002. 
Former NSU Demon cornerback 
Kendrick Llorens signed with the 
New York Giants during the NFL 
draft. While at NSU the Natchitoches 
native was named to the 2001 
Preseason All-Southland Football 
League first team. 

Nail is listed as Green Bay's 
number three quarterback. The 
Packers are still led onto the frozen 
tundra of Lambeau Field every 
Sunday by Brett Favre. 

Both Nail and Llorens will 
receive the National Football 
League's minimum salary of 
$650,000 with a signing bonus of 


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set for IM 

Thursday, September 5, 2002 

By Melissa Hardaway 

Sauce Reporter 

For four years now, stu- 
dents at NSU have paid $75 
per semester to fund the reno- 
vations for the new Intramural 
building on campus. But will 
these students ever see the fin- 
ished product? 

Plans for a new three 
story, 41,000 square foot build- 
ing have been under consider- 
ation since fall of 1998. 
According to Physical Plant 
Director Loran Lindsey, there 
have been some corrections to 
the plans but no problems 
with the budget. 

Both Lindsey and Intra- 
mural Director Marc Deshotel 
said a bid date should be 
expected within two weeks. 

Deshotel said State Facili- 
ty Planning gave a bid date of 
Sept. 26. There will then be a 
thirtv-day period when con- 
tractors can make bids to start 
work. After a bid has been 
accepted, construction should 
start in 30 to 60 days. 

"We will 'break ground" 
this fall," Deshotel said, 
although he would not give a 
precise date. 

If all goes as planned, the 
building will be ready to open 
in Spring of 2004. 

The current IM building is 
now closed to students. A tem- 
porary facility has been set up 
in the basement of Rapides 
Hall, a men's residence hall. 
Deshotel said the facility has a 

weight room, stationary bikes, 
a treadmill and rowing 

The basement facility will 
be open to students starting 
Sept. 23. 

Although the Rapides 
basement will be available, 
some students are upset with 
the fact that their money is 
being spent on something they 
will never see. 

Justin Raines, a junior, 
said, "The Rapides basement 
is as big as a bedroom and it's 
very hot in there. I would 
rather pay $100 a semester to 
belong to the gym across cam- 
pus." However, Raines will 
still be paying $75 a semester 
to use the NSU facilities. 

Deshotel plans to 
announce an aerobics sched- 
ule later in the fall and a bas- 
ketball league for this spring 
in the PE Major's building. 

There is no place for stu- 
dents to free-play basketball 
this semester. However, 
Deshotel recommended con- 
tacting the Martin Luther King 
cen for orf-ca rh pus. 

The hours for the Rapides 
basement workout room are 7 
a.m. to 5 p.m. Deshotel hopes 
that the early closing will 
make women feel safer when 
leaving in the evening. 

Deshotel said there will be 
student workers spaced 
throughout the basement and 
hourly parking lot checks. 
Also, students could also be 
walked to their cars. 

Sedrick Cole, Jr., takes a nap during fee payment Thursday. Father Sedrick Cole, Sr., sa.d the lines 
were not too long, "probably because I came in late." Cashier Elizabeth Yopp said, "We pre-biiled this 
semester online, so there weren't as many students." 

University combats West Nile 

By Tasha N. Braggs 

Sauce Reporter 

NSU students should take 
precautions while outdoors 
because of the West Nile 

West Nile is a mosquito- 
borne disease that can cause a 
flu-like infection. 

The virus is first transmit- 
ted from an infected mosquito 
that may transfer the virus to 
a bird when the insect feeds 
on it. The bird begins to 
migrate to another location 
and another insect may feed 
on the bird's Hood. 

The newly-infected mos- 
quito can then pass the virus 
to a human. 

Only one percent of peo- 
ple that are infected with the 
West Nile virus will become 
severely ill. 

The mild symptoms of the 
virus are fever, headache, 
body aches, and rashes. 
Severe infections may cause 
tremors, disorientation, mus- 
cle weakness and death. 

Currently, there is no vac- 
cine or any other treatment 
for this virus. 

"There have been no 
cases of the West Nile virus, 
but it is better to be safe that 
Sorry," Lisa Thomas, a nurse 
at NSU's Health Services 
Department, said. "The virus 

has some of the same symp- 
toms, such as fever and a 
rash, meningitis. If there 
are any cases of West Nile, 
students will be sent to the 
school's physicians, Dr. Mary 
Long and Dr. Michelle 

Some of the precautions 
that students can take include 
usi isquito repellent with 
up lb 30 percent DEET for 
adults and no more than 10 
percent for children. 

Also, people should 
avoid hours when mosquitoes 
are most active: in the early 
morning and late at night. 

Principal Jimmye Holmes 
of the Elementary Lab School 
is taking extra precautions 
with the elementary students 
during recess. 

"The students are follow- 
ing their regular schedule. 
Before the school term began, 
the Natchitoches Health Unit 
sprayed the play area, 
between buildings and other 
areas on campus. We continue 
to check for any signs of dead 
birds or anything that may 
affect the school," Holmes 

The Natchitoches Parish 
Health Unit is spraying Mon- 
day through Friday from 6 
p.m. to midnight through 
NSU's campus. 

Photo by Glenn Ward 

(Above) A dead bird floats in the Student Union 
courtyard s fountain Tuesday afternoon. While dead 
birds often signal the presence of viruses like West 
Nile and St. Louis encephalitis, the cause of the 
bird's death is unknown. 

(Left) Stagnant water such as this at Chaplain's 
Lake is a breeding ground for mosquitoes. 

NSU22 weekend forecast 

Friday Saturday Sunday 

gets new 

By Melissa Gilliam 

Sauce Reporter 

Perry Martin is new to 
NSU this year as the interim 
acting director of campus 
dining services for ARA- 

Martin took the position 
held previously by Michael 
Clifton, who now works for 
ARAMARK at University of 
Louisiana-Monroe, on Mon- 

"ARAMARK has recently 
acquired a new account with 
the University of Louisiana- 
Monroe, and with his abili- 
ties, Mr. Clifton was trans- 
ferred there," Mary Edith 
Stacy, of auxiliary services, 
said. "Michael's kind of the 
troubleshooter, and will real- 
ly get that program going. 
Martin will help keep moving 
our program forward." 

Stacy explained that the 
process of hiring the acting 
director of campus dining 
services' includes processes 
and procedures of both ARA- 
MARK and NSU. A three- 
student panel will be assem- 
bled to represent residence 
halls, University Columns 
and commuter students. The 
panel, along with University 
President Randall Webb, his 
wife Brenda, Vice President of 
Student Affairs Dan Seymour, 
and Stacy will talk with the 
applicants before the position 
is formally filled in mid- to 
late fall. 

Martin said his job is "to 
more or less oversee all of the 
dining opportunities at 
Northwestern." Stacy adds 
that his job also includes 
much behind-the-scenes 
work that the students may 
not be aware of, involving 
budgeting money and the 
ARAMARK management 

"I'm actually enjoying it 
very much," Martin said. "I 
really would hope that the 
students will get to meet me 
and I get to meet them. I look 
forward to the challenges of a 
new year and a new school, 
and hopefully we'll be able to 
work on some new things." 


director to 

From Staff Reports 

Virginia Crossno, director 
of the Office of University 
Planning, Assessment and 
Equal Employment Opportu- 
nity, is planning to retire 
sometime in October, accord- 
ing to the Office's secretary. 

Psychology department 
head Patrice Moulton is cur- 
rently working as acting 
director as Crossno phases 
out her responsibilities and 
prepares to leave. 


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SGA lists tech funds, makes Argus 
qualifications part of fall referendum 

By Garrett Guillotte 

News Editor 

The Student Government 
Senate's hour-and-a-half-long 
Tuesday night meeting pro- 
duced a decision on only one 
piece of legislation. 

But don't think the mostly 
informal meeting wasn't pro- 
ductive: Senators approved 
new Senate rules, three SGA 
department commissioners, 
the Election Board and a gag- 
gle of committee nominations; 
swore in new senators; and 
nominated their choices for Mr. 
and Ms. NSU and the Honor 

SGA President Stacie 
Cosby also provided copies of 
the $1.1 million student tech- 
nology budget at the meeting, 
which included provisions for 
the new One Card debit and ID 
system and high-speed net- 
work wiring for Boozman Hall. 

Cosby said the One Card 
System, which would allow 
students to use their student 
ID to pay for nearly anything 
on campus currently requiring 
cash, should complete its first 
phase of development by next 

This phase would place 
One Card enabled food and 
drink vending machines across 

Argus is stupid." 

Luke Hutchinson 
SGA senator 

campus, One Card laundry 
machines in dorms and use the 
One Card system for future 
student elections. 

Cosby said Boozman 
would be the first dorm wired 
for high-speed Internet access 
because it has the least amount 
of asbestos, easiest design and 
best computer-to-student ratio. 

Boozman is the traditional 

residence hall 

for Louisiana 
Scholars' Col- 
lege students. 
Cosby, a 
Scholars' Col- 
lege student, 
is a former 
desk worker at the hall. 

The night's debated legis- 
lation would put to a student 
referendum eased application 
requirements for the Universi- 
ty's literary and musical collec- 
tion Argus and a provision to 
allow graduate students to 
serve as student media editors. 

The bill comes in response 
to the Senate's rejection of for- 
mer Argus editor and Media 
Board recommendation Shane 
Erath this spring, which left 
the long-troubled annual with- 
out an editor or staff. 

The suggested Argus edi- 
tor-in-chief guidelines, which 
passed the Senate in a nearly 

unanimous vote, would effec- 
tively replace the required 
semester of service on the 
Argus staff with similar work 

Speaker of the Senate and 
bill sponsor Greg Comeaux 
said such experience could 
include work on other college 
publications, high school 
media or commercial media. 


Luke Hutchin- 
son, the lone 
vote on the 
bill, was frank 
about his opin- 
ion of Argus. 
"Argus is stupid," 
Hutchinson said, citing the late 
publication and a general lack 
of quality. He said reducing the 
qualifications for editor would 
improve nothing. 

Cosby expressed her sup- 
port of the bill, saying Argus is 
an important outlet for student 
artwork and may perish if no 
one could qualify for the posi- 

Conspicuously missing 
from the debate was mention 
of an existing section of the stu- 
dent by-laws, which already 
allows the Media Board to rec- 
ommend unqualified appli- 
cants if no qualified applicants 

were available. 

The Senate nominated 
Hutchinson for commissioner 
of Student Affairs, who over- 
sees SGA action in residential 
life, Intramural activities and 
facilities, and solutions to cam- 
pus problems. Unopposed, 
Hutchinson gained the posi- 
tion by default. 

Former Student Affairs 
Commissioner Torrey Wash- 
ington was removed from the 
Senate for failing to meet mini- 
mum grade requirements. 

Recreation and intramural 
director Marc Deshotel 
addressed the Senate about 
progress with the IM building. 
Deshotel said bids for the long- 
delayed renovations and 
improvements for the building 
would take place in the second 
week of October. 

Senators Mindy 
McConnell and Cade Strong 
also swapped departments 
during the meeting. 
McConnell, the former Exter- 
nal Affairs commissioner, and 
Strong, the former Academic 
Affairs commissioner, resigned 
their posts. 

McConnell then was nomi- 
nated and accepted as the new 
Academic Affairs commission- 
er. Strong was quickly accept- 
ed for External Affairs. 

Scholars' College searches for new chemistry profs 

By Callie Reames 

Chief Writer 

There are two missing 
faculty pieces in the 
Louisiana Scholars' College, 
as chemistry positions are 
open for the third semester. 

Despite last year's 
search through approxi- 
mately 25 applicants, Schol- 
ars' College Director Mar- 
garet Cochran said the col- 
lege has not succeeded in 
attracting available quali- 
fied candidates. 

The openings are for jun- 
ior and senior level faculty 
members. The difference 
between the two is experi- 
ence. Someone at the junior 
level is not as practiced in 
teaching and research as a 
senior level candidate. 

Cochran explained that 
it might be difficult to find 
an associate or full professor 
willing to change jobs. 

"You're asking someone 
to leave not just a job where 
they've had job security, but 
they've put in a pretty good 
investment to get to that 

level," Cochran said. 

Senior level faculty 
members having tenure at 
their institutions are only let 
go from their position 
because of teaching program 
termination or for due 
cause. Changing jobs would 
include regaining tenure at a 
new school, which takes six 

Cochran said the college 
might hire two qualified 
junior-level applicants to 
take over the growing chem- 
istry department. 

"We're in the process of 
actively trying to seek out 
those people that are quali- 
fied to teach here," Cochran 
said. "The most important 
thing is that they be quali- 
fied to teach chemistry and 
to direct student research." 

There is an open posi- 
tion announcement on the 
Scholars' College Chemistry 
web page, and Cochran said 
she is planning on running 
an ad in a national chem- 
istry journal. 

Scholars' students who 
signed up for lower level 

chemistry classes were 
assigned to NSU chemistry 
classes again this semester. 

"We've been able to 
accommodate everybody 
that needed the classes," 
Cochran said. 

Klint Newer, a sopho- 
more pre-med Scholars' stu- 
dent, said he had to take 
Chemistry I, II and Organic 
Chemistry through NSU. 

Newer said the class size 
was larger than his Scholars' 
classes, where the teachers 
and students build relation- 
ships in a fun environment. 

Cochran said, "I've had 
a few complaints about that 
but mostly people have been 
very understanding because 
they want a real high quality 
faculty member." 

"But it was really neat to 
take it from NSU," Newer 
said, "to meet new people 
and new teachers." 

Newer said he is still 
looking forward being 
taught in a smaller class set- 
ting by a Scholars' chemist 
when he or she is hired. 

Salaries for these posi- 

tions range from about 
$42,000 for the entry level 
and about $52,000 for the 
senior level positions, vary- 
ing with experience and 
accomplishments of the can- 

Cochran said there was 
an offer to a candidate last 
year, but that person 
declined and took a job in 
the pharmaceutical industry. 

Cochran said a universi- 
ty probably could not offer a 
competitive salary when 
vying for an industry- 
sought chemist. 

"This person's specialty 
was new drug discoveries, 
and there are lots of compa- 
nies out there who want sci- 
entists who can do that kind 
of work," Cochran said. 

The Spring 2003 semes- 
ter is the earliest a new fac- 
ulty member could start. 

"If we were to find 
somebody who was willing 
to come here in January, we 
would hire them for January. 
Otherwise, I expect we 
would be hiring someone for 
next fall," Cochran said. 



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For more information contact 
the Office of Greek Life, Luke 
Dowden, or Tomiceana 

Argus Editor and Staff 

Applications are now being 
taken for the editor of Argus 
(the student literary magazine) 
and for persons to work on the 
Argus staff. The editor will 
receive a scholarship equivalent 
to one-half of tuition, fees, and 
room and board for the Fall 
2002 and Spring 2003 
semesters. Other Argus staff 
members normally receive a 
small monetary stipend each 

The Argus editor must be a 
full-time undergraduate with at 
least 45 semester hours and a 
cumulative GPA of at least 2.0. 
He or she must also have 
competed 6 hours of English 
with a 2.5 or better GPA in 
English course. Prior editorial 
or publications experience is 

There are no academic or 
experiential requirements for 
Argus staff members. 

Applications for editor 
should be picked up from, and 
returned to, the Journalism 
Department office, 103B Kyser 
Hall. There will also be sign-up 
sheet for persons interested in 
staff positions but not the 
Editor position. Questions 
should be directed to Dr. Julie 
Kane,, 357- 

Student Activities Board 

The Student Activities 
Board is looking for one 
representative-at-large and 
eight residential 
representatives. Apply in room 
214 of the Student Union 
before 4:30 P.M. on Sept. 13. 

The newest Student 
Activities Board committee, 
Freshman Factor, is meeting on 
Thursday at 4:30 PM. It is for 
freshman only. 

For more information call 
357-5438 or come to room 214 
of the Student Union. 

Student Technology 

Laptops, Projectors, and 
Digital Cameras are now 
available for check out in 
rooms 113C and 11 3D of 
Watson Library! Students are 
allowed one week with 
equipment. For more 
information, please call 357- 

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available in Room 214 of the 
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September 5, 2002 

Rodeo Team 
saddles up for 
another year 

By Melissa Gilliam 

Sauce Reporter 

NSU has a number of stu- 
dent activities and organiza- 
tions for athletics, the arts, and 
social interaction. Among 
these activities is the North- 
western State University 
Rodeo Team. 

The team has been around 
since about 1978, and its num- 
bers have fluctuated from as 
many as about 50 to last sea- 
son's team of about 11. 

"Rodeo is not an NCAA 
sport, not an intramural sport, 
it's a sport that stands on its 
own," team advisor Jack Pace 
said. Pace and Michael Land 
are the rodeo team's faculty 

"We have the distinction 
that we are the only school in 
the state of Louisiana that's 
ever had a national champion, 
in 1997," Pace said. 

The team is part of the 
Southern Region of the 
National Intercollegiate Rodeo 
Association. This fall, and 
again in the spring, the team 
will attend five rodeos held on 
other Southern Region cam- 

The region's composition 
mirrors most of the Southland 

Conference, including NSU, 
McNeese State, Sam Houston 
State, Stephen F. Austin, and 
Texas A&M. 

There is a women's team 
as well as a men's, and each 
competes in several categories 
of competition. Men's compe- 
titions include calf roping, 
team roping, steer wrestling, 
bull riding, saddle bronc and 
bareback riding. Women have 
barrel racing, goat tying, 
breakaway roping and the 
option to pair up with men in 
team roping. 

Funding for the team 
comes from the students' 
fund-raising and from the $1 
per full-time student per 
semester Student Government 
Association fee. 

This fall NSU began grant- 
ing out-of-state fee waivers to 
rodeo team members, and the 
national office of the National 
Intercollegiate Rodeo Associa- 
tion helps deliver scholarships 
to students from sponsors. 

In order to compete on the 
team, students must maintain 
a 2.0 GPA and carry a mini- 
mum of 12 hours while work- 
ing towards a degree. During 
competitions, they must also 
wear school colors while in the 
rodeo arena. 

SGA Minutes 9/3/02 

(Secretary-Katie: class conflict, 
temporary sec. For tonight, Jen 

Prayer led by Adam Stoll, 
Pledge by Cade Strong. 

Dustin Matthews gives Treasur- 
er report: no budget as of yet, 
the system is down. About 
S28.000 there yet $6,000 will be 
left after all other allocations 
such as freshman connection t- 
shirts, travel expenses, scholar- 
ship money, and the like. 

Jennifer Jensen gives Vice Presi- 
dent report: Elections will be 
held for Mr. And Miss NSU, 
Honor Court, and Class Sena- 
tors on September 18 & 19, run- 
offs on the 25 & 26. Filings are 
already open, applications can 
be picked up in the SAB office. 
As for the senators, you must 
pick up at least one hour at the 
poles each day, it is mandatory. 
Last but not least, think about 
whether you would like to be 
the commissioner of student 
affairs because Torrey Washing- 
ton had to resign and we will 
take that vote tonight. Thank 

Stacie Cosby gives President 
report: briefly discusses one- 
card system and how it will be 
implemented first through coke 
machines, washer and dryers, 
and vending machines. Booz- 
man dorm will be the first place 

wired with fiberoptics for inter- 
net connection. The laptops are 
now available for check-out. I 
ran for COSBP chair and won, 
therefore I want to hold a meet- 
ing here in Natchitoches, I will 
need all of the help and support 
you can offer. Next, the nomina- 
tions for Election Board are as 
follows: Chairman: Adam Stoll, 
Co-Chair: Sharmyn Little, and 
Members: Cade Strong, Yonna 
Pasch, Kristin Huben, Scott 
Manguno, and Lenzie Ledford. I 
now will induct all senators that 
ran in the spring election who 
did not make the banquet, if you 
would stand please. (Induction 

Greg Comeaux: Internal Report: 
really nothing for now, the new 
constitutions should be in soon. 
I would like to introduce all of 
our commissioners as of yet: 
Mindy McConnell is the Exter- 
nal Affairs commissioner, Cade 
Strong the Academic Affairs 
commissioner, Oustin Matthews 
the Fiscal Affairs commissioner, 
and I sit as the Internal Affairs 

Cade: Nothing to announce 
other than scantrons, Rick Rigs- 
by for speaker, and my meetings 
will be at 3:30pm on Mondays. 

Mindy: Publication, host radio 
show, and meetings will be at 
2:30pm on Mondays. 

Dustin: I have to get with Scott 

Manguno and discuss a few 
things, I will get back to you 
next week. Thank you. 

Greg: We made some constitu- 
tion amendments, they will be 
in the revised constitution that 
is coming out. We have one bill 
to be voted on tonight dealing 
with Argus, numbered FA02- 
001. By the way, the constitu- 
tions are at the print shop and 
next Friday at 3:00pm will be 
the New Senator workshop, it is 

Mr. Henry: Don't forget Rick 
Rigsby will be at 7:00pm on Sep- 
tember 26. Thanks to Greg and 
Mindy for help with Freshman 
connection. We have a new pur- 
chasing program that now 
slows us down even more and 
changes some things. We are 
working on fixing up the boat 
house and opening the lake 
back up for canoes and such. 
Please work on legislation about 
cleaning up the pollution of the 
lake. We Will have an election 
even though the people for 
Alexandria gave me a hard time 
about primary! We need to start 
renovation on the offices, the 
plans will be in soon. 

Senate Rules: Greg reads them, 
calls for a vote by show of 
hands, Liz Hughes makes a 
motion, Cade Strong 2nd's it 
and the motion passes unani- 

Greg: Before new business, are 
there any questions about old 

Adam Stoll: How manv weeks 
do you have to neglect your 
office hours before getting in 

Greg: twice, then you will be 
turned into the VP, one more 
time and you will be turned into 
the Senate. 

Now, voting on FA02-001, 
media board bv-laws. (Reads 

Luke Hutchinson makes a 
motion to approve the bill, Liz 
Hughes 2nd's. 

Roll Call vote, Luke is the only 
one who disapproves. Bill Pass- 

Greg: we will skip the SAB 
report for the night, Beau is 
absent. It is time to vote on the 
Election Board members. Liz 
makes a motion, Cade 2nd's. 
Motion passes by general con- 

Now vote for Committee of Stu- 
dent Affairs, Cade nominates 
Luke and he accepts, wins by 

Stacie: I have many committees 
that I need the members 
approval for, they are as follows: 
Student Life Committee, Disci- 
plinary Committee, Committee 
on Organizations, Student Self 
Assessed fees Committee, 
Financial Aid Appeals Commit- 

tee, Scholarship Appeals Com- 
mittee, Traffic and Parking 
Committee, and Traffic appeals 
committee. All motions for 
these committees were passed 
by general consent. 

Greg: now nominations for Mr. 
And Miss. NSU and honor 
court. The floor is open for 

We voted on: mr and miss nsu: 
adam alien, quincy spencer, ken 
romas, michelle myer, lacey 
stokes, Katie dollar, and Stacie 

Mr. And Miss. NSU: Adam 
Allen and Lacey Stokes. 
We voted on Honor court: 
Adam Allen, Quincy Spencer, 
Ryan Terry, Dustin Matthews, 
and Greg Comeaux. Then 
female: Lacey Stokes, Liz Web, 
Jennifer Jensen, Amy Wakefield, 
Liz Hughes, and Becca Kyser. 
Honor court: Adam Allen, Ryan 
Terry, Dustin Matthews, Lacey 
Stokes, Liz Web, and Becca 

Cade Strong and Mindy 
McConnell make a motion to 
resign from their current posi- 
tions as Commissioners and 
switch places: Motion passes. 

Greg: Anything else? Announc- 
ments: Senators meet in the 
office, Commissioners stay here 
to speak with Jen and Cabinet, 
Stacie needs to see you in her 
office. Thankyou, meeting 

Natchitoches pageants offer prizes, money 

By Andrew David 

Sauce Reporter 

Natchitoches area women 
wishing to strut their stuff pag- 
eant style will get their chance, 
Sept. 29 at the annual Natchi- 
toches Queens Pageant. 

The pageant will feature 
three different categories for 
young women of all ages. 

The Miss City of Lights 

Pageant is open to women from 
the ages 18 to 24 who are attend- 
ing a Louisiana college or univer- 

This pageant serves as a pre- 
liminary round for the Miss 
Louisiana /Miss America pag- 

The Miss Merry Christmas is 
open to young women entering 
the 12th grade in a Natchitoches 
Parish high school. Judges will 

select a Miss Merry Christmas as 
well as five Christmas Belles. The 
winner will be awarded the title 
of Hostess of the Natchitoches 
Christmas Festival and will rep- 
resent Natchitoches at various 
events. The winner receives an 
NSU tuition scholarship, cash 
scholarship, and other prizes. 

Young women entering 
grades 8-11 in Natchitoches 
Parish are eligible to enter into 

the Miss Natchitoches Teen 
Pageant, which is a preliminary 
tournament for the Miss Teen 
Louisiana Pageant. 

Women wishing to partici- 
pate in any of these pageants can 
obtain an application from Ivan 
Smith Furniture, Natchitoches 
City Hall, or the Natchitoches 
Area Chamber of Commerce. 
The deadline for all applications 
is Friday. 

Sci-Port offers NSU savings 

By Linda D. Held 

Sauce Reporter 

Sci-Port Discovery Center 
in Shreveport is offering dis- 
count admission to all stu- 
dents, faculty, families, and 
alumni of Northwestern. 

Discount prices will run 
from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sat- 
urday only. The 30 percent 
discount includes a rate of $6 
per person for Sci-Port Dis- 
covery Center Areas, or an 
IMAX film; or a $9 combo 
ticket for the center and an 
IMAX film. 

Sci-Port Discovery Cen- 
ter's 67,000 square foot facility 
opened November 21, 1998 on 
the Shreveport /Bossier down- 
town river front. Sci-Port 
combines fundamental sci- 
ence education with hands-on 
entertainment for people of 
all ages. 

"Most people feel you 
have to be really good at sci- 
ence to enjoy Sci-Port, but if 

you have a curiosity about the 
world and just want to have 
fun, Sci-Port is for you," Eric 
Gipson, public relations direc- 
tor, said. 

With Sci-Port's 200 
exhibits, visitors can build a 
sandbank, lie on a bed of 
nails, crawl through an ant 
colony, see a heart beat and 
much more. Sports fans can 
play virtual volleyball and 
measure their baseball pitch 

Sci-Port also includes a 
gallery for younger children, 
an interactive tour of the Red 
River, and a demonstration 
theater that explores topics 
such as electricity and space. 
Additional programs and 
workshops are offered for all 
ages throughout the day. 

Sci-Port is also home of 
the IMAX dome theatre. The 
only one of its kind in the 
state of Louisiana, the screen 
is three stories tall and sixty 
feet wide with 244 perforated 

aluminum panels making up 
the dome. The theater has 
seating for the handicapped 
and can seat up to 178 indi- 

The theater is currently 
running three shows. Lewis 
and Clark: Great Journey 
West is a newly released big- 
screen National Geographic 
film of the 1803-06 expedition. 
Space Station, narrated by 
Tom Cruise, is a visual jour- 
ney 220 miles above the earth 
in the International Space Sta- 
tion. Finally, Amazing Jour- 
neys chronicles the immense 
distances, challenges, and 
mysteries of animal migra- 

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which also includes a gift 
shop and cafe, is located at 
820 Clyde Fant Parkway on 
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Summer in Review: a Sauce recap 

By Linda D. Held from staff 

One of our own 

NSU Senior Rondray Hill 
former reporter, sports editor 
and editor-in-chief of The Cur- 
rent Sauce, died May 25, 2002, 
while in Washington, D.C. 
Hill, 21, died in his sleep from 
a heart attack early that Satur- 
day morn- 
ing. A jour- 
major with 
an emphasis 
in broadcast, 
Hill finished 
up his class- 
es at the 
last spring 
and was to 

begin his internship with the 
Washington-based Student 
Press Law Center on the Tues- 
day following his death. The 
journalism department will 
honor Hill during the fall 
commencement ceremony by 
presenting his parents with a 
posthumous bachelor's jour- 
nalism degree. 

Tile cracked at the Nat 

A minor renovation of 
Nesom Natatorium became a 
major undertaking after tiles 
from the bottom of the pool 
floated up after the pool was 
drained. Cindy Davis, aquat- 
ics director for the Universi- 
ty's health and human per- 
formance department, said the 
tiles would be cemented June 

20, with the curing process 
probably delaying the natato- 
rium's reopening until the 
start of the fall semester at the 
latest. In addition to the tile 
repairs and the insulation 
removal, University workers 
are upgrading several rooms 
and offices in the building, 
including changing rooms and 
bathrooms, as well as class- 
rooms that 
have not 
been used 
for several 

KNWD goes 

Photo by Gary Hardamon signal 
Rondray Hill served NSU's campus for No 
four years as staff of the Current Sauce. longer will 

you hear static from your 
radio dial on 91.7 FM KNWD, 
because The Demon has gone 
digital. Roy Davis, operations 
technician, and Tracey Brown, 
head of telecommunications, 
found new equipment to 
properly transmit signals from 
the station location in Kyser 
Hall, to the top of Turpin Sta- 
dium, and then to KNWD's 
listening area. According to 
the National Association of 
Broadcasters, the new trans- 
mitter is the best among vari- 
ous others. The station is also 
currently in the process of 
changing the variety of music 
and the communication 
between the station and the 

Investigated professor identi- 

On July 11 the Current 
Sauce reported two University 
professors were paid adminis- 
trative leave pending the 
results of an investigation by 
the Louisiana State Auditor's 
office. The Sauce learned that 
Alvin Brossette, dean of the 
continuing education depart- 
ment, was one of the two Uni- 
versity employees on paid 
administrative leave. The 
Louisiana State Auditor's 
office is investigating Bros- 
sette's handling of a grant. 
The amount of the grant 
money in question is currently 
unknown. Brossette will be 
on paid administrative leave 
until the issue is resolved. 

Alumnus wins Miss Louisiana 

2001 NSU graduate Casey 
Crowder won the Miss 
title at the 
June 15 
state pag- 
eant in 
will com- 
pete in this 
year's Miss 
for Sept. 21 
in Atlantic City, N.J. Crowder 
won her first title, Little Miss 
Potlicker, when she was eight 
years old, and competed six 

Photo by Gary Hardamon 
NSU alumnus and 
Miss Louisiana Casey 

times for the Miss Louisiana 
title before winning this sum- 
mer. Crowder earned a degree 
in business administration 
from NSU and is pursuing a 
masters of business adminis- 
tration from University of 
Louisiana-Monroe. While 
attending NSU, Crowder was 
a Dean's List student and a 
member of Phi Mu Fraternity, 
Purple Jackets, Order of 
Omega, Purple Pizazz Pom 
Pon Line and the Student 
Government Association. 

Crew receives new $10,000 
dock system 

The NSU Crew, with help 
of a Student Government 
Association grant, has 
received a new dock. Accord- 
ing to NSU Crew president 
Kristin Huben, the 59-foot 
dock, worth more than 
$10,000, will be constructed 
and ready for the fall. Huben 
said the team's old dock was 
becoming increasingly unsafe 
and the new dock is hopefully 
the first of two the rowing 
team will soon own. By the 
end of the spring semester, 
the SGA grant of over $10,000 
had been approved for the 
rowing team. The team hosts 
its 13th annual Marathon 
Rowing Championship on 
Nov. 9. Currently the team is 
petitioning the Cane River 
Waterway Commission in 
conjunction with the Chamber 
of Commerce for a second 
dock for the marathon. 

The NSU Demon track team finished 
home the outdoor men's SLC title. 

Demon track and field has 
aivard winning season 

The Northwestern State 
University Demon Track and 
Field team ended the spring 
semester with a slew of hon- 
ors. Starting with the SLC 
Outdoor Track and Field 
Championship, the men held 
off Southwest Texas State to 
win the Southland Conference 
outdoor men's title for the sec- 
ond time in four years. After 
guiding the men to their 
eighth championship since 
1993, Coach Leon Johnson 
was voted SLC men's outdoor 
coach of the year. Johnson has 
also steered NSU to SLC 
indoor crowns in 1993, 1998 
and 2001, along with winning 
outdoor titles in 1993, 1999 
and this year. The last honor 
involves the Lady Demon 
track team and the 2002 
NCAA Division I Track and 
Field Championships at 
Louisiana State University's 
Bernie Moore Stadium. Senior 
Camille Pouncy and soph- 
more Brittany Littlejohn com- 
peted for Northwestern State 
in preliminary heats of the 

Photo by Gary Hardamon 

their 2002 season strong by taking 

semifinals, while sophomore 
Stephanie Sowell competed in 
her specialty, the triple jump. 

Nail signs with Green Bay; 
Llorens signs with New York 

Former NSU football 
standout and Alexandria 
native Craig Nail was inked 
by the Green Bay Packers on 
July 22. Nail was selected as 
the 29th pick of the fifth 
round. He was picked 164 
overall. Nail is not the only 
former Demon turned profes- 
sional in 2002. Former NSU 
Demon cornerback Kendrick 
Llorens signed with the New 
York Giants during the NFL 
draft. Both Nail and Llorens 
will receive the National Foot- 
ball League's minimum salary 
of $650,000 with a signing 
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Assess This: stretching your dollars at NSU 

Kaleb Breaux 

fees can 
The ques- 
tion is, do 
you know 
what you 
are pay- 
ing for? 

Money is hard to come by. 
My father said money doesn't 
grow on trees, but if you think 
about it, money does really 
grow on trees or money was 
once a tree. In any case money 
is hard to come by. 

It doesn't take a genius to 
know that money has a ten- 
dency to deplete faster than it 
can be saved, especially when 
students pay fees, which is 
what I would like to discuss; a 
fleecing of University stu- 
dents, if you will. 


Both full and part-time 
University students pay the 
student-assessed fees. Stu- 
dents, at some point during 
Northwestern State Universi- 
ty's 118 years of education, 
voted on the present fees mak- 
ing them partially cemented 
into the University's associa- 
tion fees. These fees can be 
removed only by a referen- 
dum via the Student Govern- 
ment Association and then by 
a vote of the student body. 
They can be changed. 

So what are these fees that 
we pay for you ask? Let me 
reiterate that the Current Sauce 
is "dedicated to serving the 
students of Northwestern 
State University," so I will 
carry the burden of listing the 
fees. I warn you my commen- 
tary may seem biased. 

The student-assessed fees 
are public information and can 
be acquired by visiting the 
office of Dan Seymour, the 
Vice President of Student 
Affairs. The office is locat- 
ed on the second floor of 
the Student Union. 

After looking over the 

fees, the ones I question the 
most are the Rodeo Team, 
intramurals and the Student 
Union programs fees. 

First there is the rodeo fee. 
I would have no problem pay- 
ing this fee if I saw an active 
Rodeo Team. I have nothing 
against cowboys, but when is 
the last time we heard of the 
team competing or even win- 
ning an award. I would like to 
think the Current Sauce is a 
well-informed news medium 
at NSU. 

The next fee in question 
would be the intramurals. I 
love sports and I think we 
should have nice stuff. I do not 
even mind paying the $75 
Wellness, Recreation and 
Activity Center fee. I do not, 
however, agree to paying a $5 
fee for a room in Rapides Dor- 
mitory, which is no bigger 
than my office, filled with 
weights. Students do not even 
have a gym they can use to 
play volleyball, basketball, do 
aerobics, etc. 

Third and finally there is 
the Student Union programs 
fee, which translates into the 

Student Activities Board fee. 
Hopefully Quincy Spencer 
will do a better job budgeting 
this fee. I am not a math major, 
but let me try some for the 
sake of validity for this col- 
umn. Last spring over 9,000 
students were enrolled at NSU 
and each student gave $10. 
The product of this equation is 
roughly $90,000, correct? 
Question: why didn't we have 
a spring concert? Did the SAB 
budget too much money on 
t-shirts for their fall events? 

I hate to ruffle feathers 
with University organizations, 
but these are things we should 
pay more attention to. So a 
warning to those who are 
fleecing University students 
(i.e. food services and book- 
stores) you could be the next 
victim of an editorial. 

Oh, and welcome first 
year students and you cagey 
veterans, to NSU for another 
year of fun with the Current 
Sauce. Thanks for reading and 
remember we put out once a 

NSU Student Assessed Fees 





■ Artist Series 



■ Recreation Complex 




■ SGA Activity 



■ Potpourri 



■ Current Sauce 



■ Argus 






■ Student Drama 



■ Union Board Drama 



■ Intramurals 



■ Rodeo Team 



■ Student Union 




■ Alumni 



■ Club Sports 



■ Natchitoches Student 

Association Speaker 




■ Rowing Team 



■ Wellness, Recreation 



and Activity Center 

■ Total 




Dave Knox 
Sauce columnist 

For a while 
now, I've want- 
ed to write a 
column to dis- 
cuss issues that 
don't always 
seem to make 
the "front 
page", at least 
not in a positive 
manner. After 
reading over an 
editorial I wrote in April 2000 enti- 
tled "On Being Gay," I decided that 
the time had come to put a face and 
voice to those thoughts I had written 
about so long ago. 

I decided that it was time to take 
a more active role and to get people 
talking. After all, what better place 
to open up such a forum than a uni- 
versity campus, where open minds 
and critical thinking thrive (or so I 
hope). I'm not quite sure where this 
forum will go, but my objective is to 
spark discussion and address some 
of these "hidden" issues. 

I also want to dispel some myths 
and provide some enlightenment to 
the eager, opening minds of NSU's 

Be aware! Some of the issues I 
plan to discuss will be controversial 
to some. However, the key is to pro- 
vide constructive feedback to keep 
the forum on an academic level. 

I also plan to give a voice to stu- 
dents out there that don't always fit 
"the norm". (Whatever that is!) In 
the end, I hope we find that our dif- 
ferences such as skin color, race, eth- 
nic background, sexual orientation 
and gender do not make up an 
uncommon ground but rather forms 
a common ground, where intoler- 
ance, prejudice and hatred have no 
foot to stand. 

If you have any questions, com- 
ments or topic ideas, 
feel free to write me at NSUin- 
Next topic... 

The Homosexual Agenda. 

Words of Wisdom: Part I 

Things first year students should know 

Rob Morgan 
Managing Editor 

Welcome, incoming fresh- 
man. Ignoring the part of you 
that will eventually drop out 
to seek their fame and fortune 
in the seal slave trade in 
Antarctica, I start my first in a 
series of articles offering a few 
tips to enhance your scholastic 
and social careers while here at 
glorious NSU. A school that 
proudly boasts the slogan, 
"Where the students come 
first." Or my own variation of the slogan, "Where 
the students hopefully come somewhere around 
third, but usually not at all because of all the 
bureaucratic malarkey that pervades this once 
sanctimonious institution." 

Tip #1: Do not upset the secretaries at this 
school. You have not yet realized the power these 
seemingly meek women hold. They are the prover- 
bial axe hitting the chopping block when it comes 
to action around campus. If you feel yourself about 
to slip and tell one of them to 'go blow a goat' — and 
you will — run out immediately. Always keep your 
composure because these women not only hold 

access to the university's higher ups, they hold 
access to your grades. Do not upset these women. 
They may seem old and feeble, but under the sur- 
face lies years of pent up rage and bitterness. 

Tip #2: There is this thing called an adviser, 
you might want to use it. Someone told me they 
help students take the proper amount of hours to 
ensure a prompt graduation date. I'm not quite 
sure about this mythical beast, but one of these 
advisers would have come in handy about year six 
of my college career. Currently, I have a totally of 
358 hours, but I'm still somehow lacking 124 hours 
to graduate. I don't know how I did this, but I bet 
an adviser could tell me. 

Tip # 3: And this tip goes along with the latter, 
when planning your schedule do not go overboard. 
Some students make 18 and a 21-hour schedule 
with a twinkle in their eye, but it is not necessary to 
overload yourself. An administrator at Northwest- 
ern handed me this scheduling idea: 12 hours in the 
fall, 12 hours in the spring, and 6 hours in the sum- 
mer. I can hear students groaning already about 
summer school, but this scheduling strategy is the 
optimal way to go through school. It allows for two 
definite outcomes; great grades and plenty of time 

to soak up a most excellent college experience. 

Tip #4: Read the Current Sauce, the official on- 
campus publication for the student body of North- 
western State University. Some may say it sucks 
and others may say we misquote people and make 
them look like morons. Not true. Morons make 
themselves look like morons. We just help them 
along by making it widely known through our 
humble paper. 

Yes, incoming students of NSU the Current 
Sauce is here to serve you. We pledge to keep you — 
the student — informed of campus activities and 
news. We will cover campus sports, Greek activi- 
ties and anything happening with the confines of 
this university that is fit to print; in order, to bring 
you the best campus newspaper we can. The only 
thing we ask in return is to read it. And we love 
feedback, so if there is something you do not like 
just send us a letter, and we will try our best to fi 

So stay tuned and plugged in, fellow student: 
and I will provide essential and humorous infor- 
mation for the college survival. 

To a robber: next time do better 

The start of every school 
year is always a little hectic, 
but I think it's been pretty 
inconvenient for me and other 
robbery victims. 

When it rains, it pours, and 
it sure poured down on my 
sorority. Let me tell you all 
what happened. 

The week before school 
started, prospective female 
members participated in for- 
mal recruitment in order to join a sorority. On one 
of the days, the unthinkable happened. A thief came 
into one of the classrooms and robbed over 20 of our 

Kristen Dauzat 
L&E Editor 

members. Items such as money, credit cards, and 
bank account numbers were taken from our purses. 
It is also suspected that popcorn was eaten from one 
of our members lunch bags. How absurd! This 
event has caused my sisters and I many inconven- 

Let me tell the "robber" what has been going on. 

First, I had to cancel all of my credit cards, just 
in case YOU decided to go tear the mall up and have 
a shopping spree with my cards. I also had to can- 
cel two of my bank accounts in order to make sure 
YOU did not write any "hot" checks. I had one 
check missing from my purse, ONE. If your going to 
be a good THIEF, you should have taken the whole 
checkbook! As for the rest, I had to drive to Alexan- 

dria on my day off to open up another checkin] 
account. I had no money, because everything ha< 
been cancelled; I don't carry cash. 

One of my checks that was already out (befor 
the incident) bounced at Chef Wok. The employee! 
at Chef Wok had no sympathy for me; all I wante< 
to do was pay for my meal. They yelled at m' 
because of the check that was going to bounce. No 
to mention that I starved for a few days because o 
your dirty act. 

Whoever this robber is, needs to come clean an< 

■ Continued on page 1 
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To a 

■ From page 6 

give everyone back our stuff! I 
hope I find out who you are, 
because when I do, you will 

I am very frustrated with 
the thefts that are going on at 
this school. Of people that I 
Jcnow on this campus, I have 
learned of 2 other robberies. 
This is just since the beginning 
of the fall semester. Who is 
doing such dastardly deeds? I 
think it's pathetic that this 
"thief" has to stoop to such a 
level of trash. I am so disap- 
pointed with the safety on this 
campus. We reported this 
incident to University police. I 
got to fill out an insignificant 
report. Fingerprints weren't 
even taken! I think that much 
more could be done. I also did 
not get any feedback with this 
matter from the police. 

I would like to let all of the 
students know that there are 
many thieves on this campus. 
Please keep watch of your 
purses, bags, expensive equip- 
ment, cars etc. at all times. 
Unfortunately, this campus is 
no longer safe. I would like to 
see a change in this; I am even 
willing to help. If you or 
someone you know has infor- 
mation about the "Fall 
Recruitment" robbery, please 
let me know. Please contact 
Kristen Dauzat at 

Books No More 

Comics from page to silver screen 

Drew Shirley 
Sauce Columnist 

Great storytelling isn't 
always found in the most 
obvious places. 

If you look hard enough, 
you might be able to find the 
book Maus by Art Spigelman. 
It's worth the search. Maus is 
a poignant and moving look 
at the Jewish experience dur- 
ing the Holocaust, which, 
unlike many other books on 
the subject, is both honest and 
heartfelt in its portrayal of its 
characters, their relation- 
ships, and their plight. In fact, 
many critics regard Maus to 
be a classic of unequaled sto- 

That being the case, you 
may find it somewhat odd 
that you've never heard of 
Maus. Don't worry, not many 
people have. Even fewer peo- 
ple have actually taken the 
time to read it. 

So if Maus is such a com- 
pelling work, why has it been 
neglected by the public at 

Because despite all its lit- 

erary merit, Maus is a graphic 
novel featuring animals 
instead of humans, and in 
telling a story with sequential 
art and word balloons, it falls 
under the much maligned 
designation of "comic book". 

Yes, comic book. Those 
two words instantly bring to 
mind images of obnoxiously 
drawn superheros, brightly 
colored spandex costumes, 
confusing plot lines, and 
obsessive, antisocial collec- 
tors. In the America of today, 
the words "comic book" do 
not carry a positive connota- 

People in our society hear 
those words and automatical- 
ly think of juvenile, lowbrow 
entertainment. They see 
something that has little to no 
artistic merit or storytelling 
value, and is essentially a 
slowly dying industry that 
has been hanging around for 
far too long. 

This belief is also similar 
to assuming that all modem 
television is like "Dennis the 
Menace" or all modern 
movies take the same tone as 
"Mary Poppins". In short, the 
world of comics has evolved 
quite a bit in the past 15 years. 

Yes, those superhero 
books still dominate the 
shelves, but in between the 
racks upon racks of soulless 
publications, there are a 
growing number of titles that 

not only present mature 
stories and wonderful 
art, but also cater to peo- 
ple from all walks of life. 

There are books such 
as Terry Moore's 
Stranger's in Paradise, 
which deals with the 
complexities of relation- 
ships between men and 
women in a satirical 
fashion. At the opposing 
end of the spectrum is 
200 Bullets which deals 
with the dark and vio- 
lent side of human 
nature. Neil Gaiman's 
The Sandman, is a brood- 
ing fantasy that creates 
an entire self-contained 
mythology, weaving a 
complex character study. 
To put it simply, there is 
a comic book for every- 
one, although it may 
take a little searching to 
find it. 

As another testament 
to all the new stories and 
styles in the comic indus- 
try, is that many of them 
are creeping in to other 
forms of mainstream 

The Academy Award 
nominated film "Ghost 
World," which is based 
on the comic about two 
teenage girls finding their 
place in the world, was writ- 
ten and drawn by Daniel 


The recent Tom Hanks 
film "Road to Perdition" was 
not only a dark tale about the 
relationships between fathers 
and sons in gangland Chica- 

go, but was also based on the 
critically acclaimed graphic 
novel by Max Allan Collins. 

Yes, before it was a movie, 
it was a comic book. 

Letter to the Editor 

How I want to be remembered 

Christy \/ Daigle, 
will you marry me? 

Hi my name is Brandon Gregg and I am a student at 
McNeese. The girl that has held my heart for over a year 
and a half now attends Northwestern. I miss her tremen- 
dously. I don't know if you all know what it feels like to 
love and be in love with someone and not even be able to 
hold them when they are down, or celebrate with them 
when they are happy. But I will tell you now it doesn't feel 
good. I need this girl so much. She is my everything. I real- 
ly hope you add this in your paper so she can see it. 
Christy Daigle, I love you more than anyone else ever will 
.And thanks for all the good times. 
Will you marry me! 

Brandon Gregg 

Brian Jarreau 
Sauce Columnist 

Reality Checks ■ Andrew David 

Y'all wouldn't 
believe how hard 
it is to write an 
editorial that 
might actually 
touch someone 
and make them 
think for a 
minute. I was 
reading some 
past issues of my 
high school 
paper when I came across an article 
written by an old friend. I don't know 
where she got it, but when I read it, it 
really hit close to home. Maybe it's 
because I'm one of those sentimental 
saps and all the great people I've met 
here and made friends with will 
someday scatter like dust in the wind. 

If you were to die tomorrow, how 
would you want to be remembered? I 
read this and then I repeated it out 
loud. I thought hard about this and I 
said it again. In fact in the times of 
early British culture, before Great 
Britain even existed, warriors were 
remembered by what they did and 
what they achieved. They were glori- 
fied by their peers with stories of their 
courage and wisdom. This is how they 
were remembered and how they lived 

on. How would I like to be remem- 
bered? Certainly not by appearance or 
a roll in a show (or the lack there of). 
Not by my grades, or what I wore, or 
my car, or whose party I was at this 
weekend. Rather by my words and 
my deeds. Believe it or not I do say a 
few things every once in a while that 
actually have merit, as do we all. I 
know that over my years I've remem- 
bered the words of a few great people. 
In some cases no matter how hard I 
try forget. We all say and do things 
that make us who we are, and as time 
wares on we tend to remember people 
from our past, and how they affected 
our lives. 

I personally feel it's so important 
to keep this time in your life close to 
your heart. After this, there is no 
structure, no frame to stay in, and no 
lines to challenge. College is awe- 
some, that last little step where you 
gain the knowledge to go out and take 
hold of the world and do as you 
please. ..or whatever your plans may 
be. We will no longer have the securi- 
ty of our loan checks, calls from our 
parents, or meals on a plastic card 
from Vic's. 

To be honest with you it scares the 
crap out of me to know this. Once 

you're out of college you're almost 
directionless, unless you're one of 
those people who actually have it all 

But this is a little off the subject. 
What I was trying to point out to you 
was that no matter what, you will 
always have the now and nothing 
more. I urge every single person at 
NSU to take hold of this opportunity 
and ride it for all it's worth. Do some- 
thing that people will remember. If I 
knew I was to die tomorrow I would 
want people to remember me by so 
many things it's impossible to count. 
My amazing ability with women and 
the fact that women can't resist 
me. ...oops wrong story! I would want 
people to remember me as a good per- 
son, as someone who cared about oth- 
ers and about the well being of my fel- 
low students. 

I challenge every student at NSU 
to make a positive affect in someone's 
life. I challenge every person here 
(especially seniors) to leave your 
mark on the hearts and minds of your 
peers and lower classmen. I don't 
want to be remembered by anything 
more than that, and no one else 
should. Strive to be remembered, and 
touch someone's life today. 

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Baneful books for 

EOS festival: 

A NEW and FREE addition to NatCtlitOCtieS 

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By Kyle Carter 

Sauce Reporter 

By Dominique Irvin 

Sauce Reporter 

Photo by Glenn Ward 

With hopes of boosting the economy, or covering revenue losses, textbook 
prices have soared, and students are suffering. 

Outside NSU 

What's going on in Natchitoches: 


Brown Bag Lunch Concert- 12:00 p.m. to 1 p.m. Fleur de Lis stage 
Verbatim- 10:00 p.m. The Body. $3 cover 
80's Night- Yesterdays. $5 cover 

The Snakeskin Cowboys-9:30 p.m. The Ole Fort Pub. $3 cover 

EOS festival- 12:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Cane River Stage (Front Street) 

Topless car wash-9:00 a.m. to 1 :00 p.m. Campus Corner parking lot 

If you know of an event that you would like to see listed, please contact 
Kristen Dauzat at 357-5456 or email:kristen(5; 

Why do textbooks cost so much money? 

Why is it that a student can pay $100 for a book and the next 
semester, it's worth nothing? How many if any, professors are 
aware of the prices for the books they choose? Why do book 
prices differ so greatly between stores? Is there anything stu- 
dents can do to change the situation or should we just learn to 
accept it as the cost of an education? 

Instead of complaining-and we all complain-have you ever 
stopped to think why? 

We did. 

Over the next few weeks the Current Sauce will be examining 
the process that a textbook goes through to end up in your hands. 
From the reason a book is chosen, to it reaching the bookstore, to 
how much you pay for it and the buy back process. 

EOS Festival 

Sept. 7, 2002 

12:00 p.m.-10:30 p.m. 


I Don't Know 
Zack the Rookie 

Photo courtesy Jana Freeman 

NSU student Micah Wilson spins in the DJ booth at The Pinnacle. He will 
soon release his second cd. He has also performed throughout the Unit- 
ed States. You can read his story next week in the L&E section. 

In the middle of the jug- 
gling act that is preparing for 
the semester, the EOS Fest 
is waiting to happen. While 
students are running around 
getting classes 
straight, buy- 

books, and 
meeting new 
faces, Adam 
Carter is set- 
ting up a local 
music festival 
called the End 
of Summer Fes- 

Carter, a 
Broadcast Jour- 
nalism major at 
NSU, is hoping 
to draw a large 
crowd to the show. He is hop- 
ing to get enough people to 
allow the show to become a 
regular act in the city. 

Slated to run this Saturday 
from noon to 10:30 p.m., 
Carter says, "With a large 
turn out the show can contin- 
ue next year." 

This is not the first time a 
festival like this has been put 
on in Natchitoches. 

Though this is the first 
time Carter has done this festi- 
val, West Fontenot, bass player 
of the band Junior, has done an 
earlier version of the show 
called Summer Fest. 

The over all goal of EOS 
Fest, as was that of Summer 
Fest, is to promote local music. 

EOS boasts bands like 
Junior, which recently played 
in Dallas at the Warped Tour 

and at a show in Shreveport 
with Better Than Ezra. The 
show will also include local 
favorites such as Kelvin and 
Sub-Three. With these bands, 
the festival seems to have a 
power packed line up sure to 
draw a crowd. 

Sponsoring the show 
are Body Language, 
Sam Goody and Johnny 

and the Moon Dogs. 
One thing Carter wants 
people to know is that 
the show is free. 

Carter plans on ven- 
dors selling concessions 
throughout the show. 
Also, the staff of Body 
Language will be on 
hand to meet the 

Cara Ranieri, owner 
of Body Language, said 
about EOS Fest that it "felt 
[like] it was a unique opportu- 
nity to become a part of the up 
and coming Natchitoches 

scene." The staff is looking 
forward to seeing acts from 
Zack the Rookie and Sub- 

Jacob Rechal, tattoo artist 
and piercer at Body Language, 
said "Natchitoches needs 
something like this." He is 
hoping the show will attract 
attention to the city as well as 
to Body Language. 

Being held at the Cane 
River stage on Front Street, it 
will give students a chance to 
see and mingle with local tal- 
ent of all kinds. Also, the 
show is free, so there will be 
no huge charges to sit around 
all day and meet new people. 

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September 5, 2002 


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NSU Volleyball: A look into the 
Lady Demon 2002 season 

By Tasha N. Braggs 

Sauce Reporter 

Discipline and determination 
are what the NSU Volleyball team 
is showing this season. 

The team begins their season 
at the Arkansas State Tournament 
August 30 and 31. The NSU Vol- 
leyball team won four out of five 
games against Belmont University 
and two out of five against 
Arkansas State. The win against 
Belmont marks the 99th win for 
the team this season. 

Lady Demon player Christina 
Stone was awarded All-Touma- 
ment during the Arkansas State 

" It feels great to win All-Tour- 
nament, but I couldn't have done it 
without the coaches and my team- 
mates," says Stone. 

Photo by Gary Hardamon 

Christina Stone returns the volley 
during practice. 

The Lady Demon Volleyball 
team practices each day from 3- 

5pm in Prather Coliseum. The 
new season has brought in a new 
coaching staff and five new play- 
ers. Bernnize Fonseca, a native of 
Pharr, Texas, is one of the recruited 
players new to the team. 

"The transition from high 
school to college was very compet- 
itive," says Fonseca. " I was nerv- 
ous at first, but I had a lot of sup- 
port from my coaches and team- 

Despite the minor injuries of 
players such as Flavia Belo, of 
Brazil, and Indiana native Becky 
David, the team remains positive 
during this season. 

"This is a very disciplined 
group. They have so much respect 
for the staff and coaches. This is 
the first time I had a chance to 
coach a team that gets along so 
well," says Coach Leigh Davis. 

Volleyball Schedule 

Sept. 6 Northwestern State Tournament 

Oct. 8 Centenary 

Sept. 7 Northwestern State Tournament 

Oct. 11 Texas-San Antonio* 

Sept. 10 Louisiana Tech 

Oct. 12 Southwest Texas State* 

Sept. loGrambling @ Ruston 

Oct. 18 Texas Arlington* 

Sept. 13 Western Illinois Tournament 

Oct. 22 Louisiana-Monroe* 

Sept. 14 Western Illinois Tournament 

Oct. 25 Stephen F. Austin* 

Sept. 17 Centenary 

Oct. 26 Sam Houston* 

Sept. 17 Louisiana-Monroe* 

Nov. 1 Nicholls State* 

Sept. 20 Stephen F. Austin* 

Nov. 2 Southeastern La.Homecoming* 

Sept. 20 Sam Houston* 

Nov. 8 McNeese State* 

Sept. 27 Nicholls State* 

Nov. 9 Lamar* 

Sept. 28 Southeastern Louisiana* 

Nov. 12 Texas-Arlington* 

Oct. 4 McNeese State* 

Nov. 15 Southwest Texas* 

Oct. 5 Lamar* 

Nov. 16 Texas-San Antonio* 

Southland Conference Tournament (Nov. 22-24) 

Homes Games in BOLD 

'Southland Conference games 

For match times: 

Saturday, September 7 
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What: Port City Classic Pre-Game Bash! 

Where: Hirsch Coliseum, next to Independence Stadium 
When: 2:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. 

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From the team idiot... 

Thursday televised games: What a wonderful idea. HI MOAti 

By Rob Morgan 

Sports Editor 

The traditional weekend 
of the pigskin is facing an end. 
The days of high school ball on 
Friday, collegiate ball on Sat- 
urday and professionals tak- 
ing the stage on Sunday has 
the likelihood of being dis- 
rupted if school administra- 
tors give the "nod" to move 
three more games to Thursday. 

There is no official confir- 
mation on the move, but Doug 
Ireland, director of sports 
information, gives the day of 
the week slide a good chance. 

NSU's opener against 
Delta State was moved to 
accommodate the Labor Day 
break. But the next three 

games are being considered as 
a move to gain regional televi- 
sion coverage. 

This potential coverage on 
Fox Sports Southwest will 
include five states and a few 
million viewers watching our 
boys in purple beating the hell 
out of teams at home and once 
on the road. 

Games that will be effect- 
ed are homes games against 
Southwest Texas and Sam 
Houston and an away game at 
Nicholls State. 

A change in the schedule 
could reap many benefits for 
the school and the city. Expo- 
sure is the principal benefit of 
the coverage. New students, 
new consumers, new tourists; 
and opening our universities 

up to a wider range of shj. 
dents is vital with the 
approaching switch to selec- 
tive admissions. 

In the interest of the stu- 
dent, think of a Thursday 
night... you catch a game with 
your friends or fellow Greeks 
have a hella-time watching the 
Demons romp, and then party 
at your club of choice; hope, 
fully, enjoying drink specials 
thanks to a Demon victory. 

Overall the best reason for 
the day change is the added 
coverage. It is about damn 
time NSU athletics gain the 
well-deserved recognition for 
successful programs. 


Photo by Gary Hardamot 

The Demon Dazzlers at Wednesdays pep rally. Dazzlers are a spirit leading group that will gain exposure 
through the possible move to Thursday and televised games. 

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September 5, 2002 


Photo by Gary Hardamon 

Brittany Hung, #9, scored in games played against Mercer University and 
fennessee Tech. 

By Andrew David 

Sauce Reporter 

The Lady Demons soccer 
team held it's own at this 
weekend's NSU/Best Western 
classic as a surge of new blood, 
led by freshman Ashley 
Hadley staked their claim on a 
promising new season. 

NSU opened the tourna- 
ment with a 5-0 World Cup- 
style execution of the Macon, 
Georgia-based Mercer Univer- 
sity Bears, with freshman Bryn- 
die Maag firing shot right past 
the Mercer defense 31 minutes 
into the game to give the Lady 
Demons a 1-0 lead. 

The Bears had less then 10 
minutes to recover when fresh- 
man Brittany Hung received an 
assist from Jennifer Robbins 
and gave it a one way ticket to 
the back of the goal, earning 
the Lady Demons a 2-0 lead. 

That set up the second half 
as a confident Lady Demon 
squad took the field to finish 
the job on Mercer. 

21 minutes into the second 
half Hadley stepped up to the 
job and blasted in both of her 
goals two minutes apart to cut 
the legs out from under Mercer. 

With the Bears crippled 
and gasping for air all that was 
left to do was to pull the plug. 
Enter Hillarie Marshall 

Marshall knocked a header 
off a corner kick from Jacquai 
Lawerence to give the Lady 
Demons their fifth goal and 
Mercer a reason to never show 
its face in public again. 

With Mercer disposed of 

the Lady Demons set their eyes 
on the Lady Golden Eagles of 
Tennessee Tech, fresh off their 
win against Centenary. 

It was a battle of defense 
with goalkeepers Nellie Lato- 
lais of NSU and Lisa Wourms 
of Tennessee Tech combining 
for a total of 17 saves. Latolais 
clocked in with nine and 
Wourms with eight. 

On the offensive side, 

Hung struck a blow for NSU 21 
minutes into the first half on an 
assist from Rachel Villo. NSU 
had an opportunity to extend 
its lead, but was denied due to 
an offsides call. 

Like a viper lying in wait, 
Tech sought to take advantage 
of NSU's misfortune and did 
so by rallying to score a goal in 
the second half tying the game. 
Neither team was able to score 

afterwards and the game 
ended in a 1-1 tie. NSU fin- 
ished the tournament with a 
final tally of 1-0-1. 

. The Lady Demons move 
on this week playing Mississip- 
pi State Lady Bulldogs Friday 
as part of three-week series of 
road games with no home 
games for the Lady Demons 
until Sept. 21 against the 
Arkansas State Lady Indians. 

Photo by Gary Hardamon 

Jacquie Lawrence, #19, takes a header during the NSU/Best Western Classic. She had an assist in the 
game against Mercer to Hillarie Marshall. 

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Northwestern opens season by crushing Delta State 

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By Andrew David 
Sauce Reporter 

They came, they saw, 
they ran away with their 
tails between their legs. 

So much for the Delta 
State football team after the 
NSU Demons took the 
Statesmen to the woodshed 
Thursday night, handing out 
a 35-7 loss to kick off the 
2002-2003 season. 

NSU wasted no time in 
their assault on the States- 
men drilling the Delta State 
defense for four touchdowns 
all before the first half. 

8,456 screaming Demon 
fans witnessed the dynamic 
duo of senior quarterbacks 
Ben Beach and Kevin Magee 
who combined for a total 17 
of 22 completions, 253 pass- 
ing yards, and three touch- 
down completions. 

Magee played the first 
two series before Beach 
blasted a 78-yard bomb that 
found wide receiver Freddie 
Harrison at the three-yard 

That reception set up the 
elementary touchdown 
between Beach and senior 
wide receiver Devon Lockett. 

Beach tacked up another 
TD when he found tight end 
John Gilpin eight yards out 
to stretch the Demons lead 
over Delta State. 

Photo by Gary Hardamon 

Linebacker Kurt Rodriguez crashes into a Delta State Statesman. 

Adding to the Demons' 
offensive assault were fresh- 
men running backs Shelton 
Sampson and Derrick 

Sampson drilled the 
Delta State defense for 92 all- 
purpose yards and two 
touchdowns, including a 1- 
yard run off a blocked punt 
by freshman corner back 
Brian McMillan. 

Not to be outdone, 
Johnese broke through for a 
two-yard touchdown run 
and 42 all-purpose yards. 

The Demons were able to 

gain an additional advantage 
against the Statesmen as for- 
mer Demon football star and 
new head coach Scott Stoker 
employed psychological 
warfare against the enemy 
by sitting the Demons on the 
visitor's sideline, thereby 
placing the Statesmen in 
front of the rabid NSU stu- 
dent section. 

"...If our students will 
make it difficult on them (the 
opposing team) where they 
can't get anything done on 
the sideline, procedure-wise 
it's a huge advantage for 

us... That was one of the 
main reasons I did it," Stoker 

Of course, the best 
offense is a good defense and 
no one knew that better 
Thursday night than the 
Demons as they held the 
Division IIA powerhouse 
Delta State to an impotent 
169 yards. 

The Demon defense was 
spearheaded by senior line- 
backer Roy Locks who 
slammed Delta State quarter- 
back Brian Beil to the ground 
three times racking up three 
quarterback sacks in game. 

The Demons will not 
have an opportunity to bask 
in the glory of victory very 
long though, as they prepare 
for the Shreveport Port City 
Classic against the Southern 
University Jaguars Saturday. 

"We've gotta' be able to 
run the football. We've gotta' 
be able to find a way to run 
it. We didn't run the ball as 
well as I had liked to (against 
Delta State ),"Stoker, former 
Demon football star and new 
head coach, said about the 
upcoming contest. 

Stoker added saying he 
thinks the Demons will be 
ready and that they'll have 
to stay focused and take it 
"week by week." 

A look ahead at NSU Demon Football 

Stoker and team take a look at burgeoning season and possible changes 

By Janie Warren 
Sauce Reporter 

The NSU Demon football 
team anticipates positive 
game results for the new sea- 
son ahead. 

First year Demon head 
Coach Scott Stoker has some 
tactics in mind to ensure a 
successful season. Stoker 
said that offense is good, but 
could use improvement. 

"Our defense is more 
mature because we have more 
seniors on defense and less on 
offense," Stoker said. "It'll 
take some time, but I think 
we'll have the opportunity to 
work on offense and speed up 
this process." 

The Demons are looking 
forward to this season with 
Stoker as the new head coach. 
The team appreciates his 'no 
nonsense' attitude and thinks 
that this attitude will produce 
wanted results this season. 

Senior running back Jere- 
my Lofton is enthusiastic 
about Stoker's approach. 

"Coach Stoker is straight- 
forward and doesn't candy 
coat anything," Lofton said. 
"He truly loves the game of 
football and his experience 
and drive are motivating." 

In addition to a new sea- 
son and a new coach, the 
Demons can look forward to 
television broadcasts of the 
games. Some of the Saturday 
scheduled home games could 
be moved to Thursdays so 
they can be aired on televi- 

Senior wide receiver 
Freddie Harrison is pleased 
with the idea of broadcasting 
the games. 

"The games were moved 
to Thursday night so that we 
could be on television and 
we're anticipating a good sea- 
son," Harrison said. 

The Demons will take on 
the Southern University 
Jaguars in the Port City Clas- 
sic at 6p.m. Saturday in 
Shreveport at the Indepen- 
dence Stadium. 

Photo by Gary Hardamon 

Demon helmets raise after the Delta State victory. The Demons meet South- 
ern University in the Port City Classic on Saturday. 

Former Demons get cut 
from respected NFL teams 

By Rob Morgan 
Sports Editor 

Photo by Gary Hardamon 

Shelton Sampson evades opponent during last Thursdays game. NSU 
beat Delta State 35-7. 

NFL teams waived three 
former Northwestern State 
football players Sunday. 

Tony Taylor, Nathan Black, 
and Keith Thibodeaux were 
waived by their respective 
teams leaving just four Demons 
on opening week rosters. 

Taylor, a second-year run- 
ning back, was waived by 
Dallas; Rookie receiver Nathan 

Black was waived in the final 
cut with Carolina; and Sixth- 
year veteran cornerback Keith 
Thibodeaux was waived by 
Green Bay. 

The four players left 
include Craig Nail, quarterback 
with Green Bay; Marcus 
Spears, offensive lineman with 
Kansas City; Kenny Wright, 
fourth-year cornerback with 
Houston; and Mike Green, sec- 
ond-year safety with Chicago. 

NSU Football Schedule 

Sept. 7 

Southern University @ Shreveport 

Sept. 14 

Henderson State 

Sept. 21 


Sept. 28 


Oct. 5 


Oct. 12 

Southwest Texas 


Oct. 19 


Oct. 26 



Nov. 2 

Sam Houston 


Nov. 9 

Jacksonville State 


Nov. 16 


Nov. 23 

Stephen F. Austin 

Nov. 30 

First Round of Playoffs 

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Southland Conference Game 
All times TBA 


Stoker thanks 
NSU's Twelfth Man 

Thanks to the students and their 
friends who were our 12th man in the 
stands for our opening game last Thurs- 
day night. Our band was great, our stu- - : j 
dent section was rowdy and I know from 
talking to the Delta State coaches after 
the game that you all made a difference. 

I want to take this opportunity to 
explain why your team is now on the 
west sideline, and how important you 
are to this strategy. 

The number one reason we moved 
across the field is because the student body can be a great 
asset to our team. The noise you make in the student section 
DOES have an impact on the game. Not only do our players 
hear you supporting them, but the other team and coaches 3 
hear, too. 

When you're making that noise right above the visiting 
team's sideline, I can tell you it really causes problems for 
the other guys. Our players have told me how difficult in 
past seasons it was to hear on our sideline, when 
the coaches and players were trying to make adjustments. 

The last thing we want is for you to be calm and quiet. J 
We want you to enjoy the game. Be rowdy and noisy. With 
the visiting team right in front of you, the noise you make 
becomes a problem for them and an advantage for us. 

Have fun with it. Keep it clean, because just like on the 
field, there are rules you have to follow. But you can make j 
all the noise your lungs can create (no artificial noisemakers; 
there's another one of those rules), and give all the advice 
you want to the other team's coaches and players. 

Also - we have a game Saturday night. It's in Shreveport, 
where we have a nursing school that serves over 1,000 stu- 
dents. It's an hour away. You can buy a ticket for $10 in 
advance, by noon Friday, at our ticket office in the fieldhouse 

When I was playing and going to school at NSU, we 
played in Shreveport every year, and it was awesome. It's a 
big time stadium and it was always a fun weekend. 

There's a brand-new downtown entertainment district 
under the Texas Street Bridge next to the Shreveport casinos, 
with restaurants and clubs that you probably haven't had a 1 
chance to try yet. This is the time! 

The Demon football team hopes you come to Indepen- j 
dence Stadium and enjoy our game Saturday night against 
Southern. Kickoff is 6. 

Get there early, beat the traffic. Be our 12th man, help us 
win, and then go have some fun! 

Thanks again, and GO DEMONS! 

Scott Stoker 

Head Football Coach 

NSU '91 

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Ballots set as 
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Thursday, September 12, 2002 

■ Former, current senate 
speakers may face off; 
Argus referendum hits 
snag on way to ballot 

By Garrett Guillotte 

News Editor 

Greg Comeaux was 
standing outside the SGA 
office when a broadly smiling 
Dustin Floyd walked past. 

Comeaux, the current 
speaker of the SGA senate, 
pulls Floyd, his predecessor 
and the loser of the spring 
SGA presidential election, 
aside for a moment. 
£0£>, ."Can you write me a 
check for $10 and I'll reim- 
burse you later?" Comeaux 
asks Floyd. 

Floyd checks his watch 
and turns Comeaux down. He 
says he needs the money him- 
self, since he might be filing 
as well. 

It's 4:10 in the afternoon 
on Tuesday, twenty minutes 
before the student senate elec- 
tion filing deadline, and nei- 
ther Comeaux nor Floyd has 
filed the forms or paid the 
fees needed to run. 

Comeaux is a junior sena- 
tor-at-large whose term does 
not end until the spring. He 
was elected by the student 
senate before the end of this 
year's spring semester to, 
arnong other things, moderate 
•ts meetings as its speaker. 

He had nearly forgotten 
to file for the class senator 
Sections, slipping in, as he 
said, "three or four minutes" 
before the deadline. Winning 
the race for class senator 

Patroller Fender 

P| >oto by Glenn Ward 

A damaged NSU police car 
s, ts parked on the motor pool 
Parking lot behind the campus 
Police station Tuesday afternoon. 

The accident that damaged 
the cruiser occurred Sunday 
evening when Sgt. David Dale of 
the NSUPD was struck by another 
driver, according to an early report 
b y Detective Doug Prescott. 

Prescott said that according 
*° Preliminary reports, the other 
driver pulled out of the Texaco on 
College Avenue and hit the car 
Dale was driving. 

Early information from 
^escort neither identified the 
°ther driver nor indicated that Dale 
*as at fault. No official police 
re Port was available at press time. 

This is the most serious acci- 
dent involving one of the new 
Chevrolet Impala police cruisers, 
""he new cars were purchased this 
s ummer as part of an ongoing 

™G.ryEr51 |J ort u to update the campus pool 
and thestud<j° fvehlcles - 
through "noisL 

would delay the end of his 
term as an SGA senator from 
this spring to next fall. 

Comeaux said he consid- 
ered running because he 
believed the field would be 
small enough to eliminate the 
risk of losing his at-large sen- 
ate seat. 

By 4:30, with filings clos- 
ing, Floyd was leaving the 
SGA office with a brief hand- 
written statement in hand. 
Filed and qualified, Floyd 
was going to make another 
run for the SGA. 

"I feel great," Floyd said. 
The platform statement draft 
he held was loose and casual, 
with one line that stood out: 
"The senate can't survive 
without me." 

Floyd, a junior one credit 
hour short of senior status, 
resigned from the senate in 
the spring to make a run for 
the SGA's presidency with 
Buster Carlisle as his vice- 
presidential candidate. Their 
ticket lost to current SGA 
president Stacie Cosby and 
vice-president Jen Jensen. 

Comeaux and Floyd's 
last-minute antics wrapped 
up one of the SGA's largest 
filings ever. 23 students quali- 
fied to run for 12 undergradu- 
ate class senate positions, to 
be voted on by their respec- 
tive classmates. 

Because of Floyd's junior 
status, he is pitted against six 
others for the three Junior 
class representative seats, 
including Comeaux. 

■ Continued on page 2 

See SGA 

Freshmen Sean "DJ Draco" Godwin and Sarah "Sarah Mac" McPherson broadcast their radio 
show at the studio of The Demon 91.7 FM KNWD Wednesday afternoon. 

Demon Resurrected 

■ New management promises more variety, 
focused staff and the return of Demonfest 

By Garrett Guillotte 

News Editor 

After a summer of equipment upgrades, campus radio 
station The Demon KNWD 91.7 FM will go on-air full time - 
but not all the time - Monday morning. 

KNWD manager Julie Pitts said all but three time slots 
have been filled with 30 DJs - less than half as many DJs as 
the spring - and are ready to take up regular schedules. 

"We didn't have a big turnout at the meeting that we 
held, but everyone that showed up got a slot," Pitts said. 

Several DJs will have more than one show per week, 
Pitts said. DJs were limited to one show per week last year. 

KNWD will not broadcast live overnight shows this 
year. Pitts said people in the studio overnight last semester 
damaged the station's studio, stole CDs and attempted to 
break into the studio's production room. 

"We'll have an automated system that we're working on 
getting setup so when the last DJ goes off at 10 (p.m.), it'll 
play until the next DJ comes in at 6 (a.m.)," Pitts said. 

The system will not be ready for KNWD's Monday roll- 
out, however. Pitts said KNWD would simply go off the air 
overnight until the system is ready. 

KNWD will also be adding more genres of music to its 
lineup, including country, blues, and classic rock, Pitts said. 

"It's going to be different," Pitts said. "It's going to be a 

■ Continued on page 3 


Brossette grant audit complete 

■ No reports to be 
released for at least 
three more weeks 

By Tasha N. Braggs 

Sauce Reporter 

Louisiana State legislative 
auditor Dan Kyle has con- 
firmed that the NSU grant 
program audit is complete. 

The audit's drafting stage 
from management will take 
three to four weeks, and Kyle 

NSU22 weekend forecast 

Friday Saturday Sunday 

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was unable to give any further 

The Natchitoches Times 
reported in July that two Uni- 
versity professors were on 
paid administrative leave 
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party involved has also not 
been released. 

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■ From page 1 

Comeaux, however, said 
he might pull out of the race 
to better preserve his status as 

On Tuesday and Wednes- 
day, polls will open for stu- 
dents to elect three senators 
for each class level, the men's 

Courts, and 
the year's 
Mr. and 
Miss NSU. 

chief's qualifications off the 
electronic ballot. 

Senator and Election 
Board Chairman Adam Stoll 
said SGA President Stacie 
Cosby had mentioned vetoing 
the Argus bill. 

Cosby said she mistakenly 
believed the intent of the bill 
was to insure 

"The senate can't sur- Argus would 
vive without me." have an edi 

tor and be 
published, a 
SGA Candidate Dustin Floyd situation 
From his platform statement already cov- 

— ered by SGA 

Ebarb, adviser for the Student 
Activities Board, said fall elec- 
tions only feel early this year 
but are running at about the 
same time as last year. 

"It seems that way 
because school started so 
late," Ebarb said. 

A series of mishaps and 
miscommunications Wednes- 
day also kept proposed 
changes to the Argus editor-in- 


Stoll said word of Cosby' s 
possible veto spread to SGA 
adviser Carl Henry, who 
acquires the electronic voting 
machines used in the elec- 

Stoll said Henry either 
forgot or was never told that 
Cosby had decided to sign the 
bill and did not place the 
Argus referendum back on the 


"We don't want to place 
all the blame on Mr. Henry," 
Stoll said. "There's no point to 

"It was up in the air as to 
if it would be vetoed and 
nobody knew for sure, and 
then Mr. Henry probably was- 
n't thinking about it." 

The Argus referendum 
would still be voted on, Stoll 
said, most likely by using an 
alternate but as yet unspeci- 
fied ballot system. 

"It'll be like a paper ballot 
or something," Stoll said. 

There was no senate meet- 
ing Monday. A few of the sen- 
ators that did show said fra- 
ternity rush, mandatory for 
fraternity members, kept 
about half of the senate, 
including Comeaux, too busy 
to show. 

The SGA constitution 
states that the senate cannot 
meet without two- thirds of 
the senators present. 

Renovated natatorium reopens 

By Tasha N. Braggs 

Sauce Reporter 

Nesom Natatorium 
reopened Tuesday after reno- 
vations were completed. 

Swimming and life guard- 
ing classes have or will 
resume soon in the building. 

Major renovation on the 
natatorium began after tiles 
floated to the surface of the 
pool while it was being 

The natatorium's pool, 
built in 1939, has seen little 
need for renovation since its 
inception. The only major 
change to the pool itself was 
the addition of steps at the 
shallow end during the 1980s 
to accommodate the physical- 
ly disabled. 

The new renovations 
included refiling the bottom of 
the pool, bathrooms, and lock- 
er rooms, new exhaust fans, 
and a video and office lab. 

"I am very pleased with 
the renovations, and there are 
three rooms available now in 
the back part of the building," 
Cindy Davis, aquatics director 
for the University's health and 
human performance depart- 
ment, said. 

There are still many other 
renovations, such as the dry- 
ing of the pool bottom to paint 
patched areas. 

The Nesom Natatorium 
hours are Monday through 

photo by Garrett Guillotte 

The Nesom Natatorium pool under- 
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lot of variety." 

Demonfest, traditionally 
an annual concert sponsored 
by KNWD that featured stu- 
dent acts that was cancelled 
last year, will return. 

Pitts said she wants to 
incorporate it into Spring 
Fling, the Student Activities 
Board's annual weeklong fes- 

"Spring Fling week sucks, 
everybody knows that," Pitts 
said. "We want to try to make 
it one full week of events, and 

promote their events with 

Pitts said she is also try- 
ing to expand KNWD's Inter- 
net presence. 

"Jacob Rachal, 
our music director, 
is actually going to 
be setting up our 
web page," Pitts 

Still, KNWD has 
no immediate plans 
to broadcast its 
radio signal over 
the Internet, as 



manv commercial radio sta- 
tions do. 

"Once we get the website 
up, we'll probably try to do 
that (webcasting)," Pitts said. 
She did not know 
how, or if, KNWD 
would handle the 
RIAA and the 
Library of Congress 
decision this sum- 
mer to enforce royal- 
ty payments on 
Internet radio broad- 

"I hadn't even 


heard about that," Pitts, who 
learned that she was pregnant 
earlier this year, said. "I've 
had some more important 
things to worry about this 

With her baby due next 
semester, Pitts said she hopes 
not to have to miss the entire 
class term. Even if she has to, 
though, she said KNWD 
would be taken care of. 

"I have Jessica, who's 
working under me this year as 
a practicum student and help- 
ing me with the PR stuff that 

we're working on," Pitts said. 
"She'll be learning how I do 
things in the office, and keep 
things going and organized so 
when the baby does gets here, 
if I need her to do something 
for me or she needs to get 
something done, she'll know 
how to do it and get it done." 

Pitts also said she wants 
to see KNWD compete more 
against Natchitoches' com- 
mercial radio stations. 

"I have several urban DJs 
that want to, are set on com- 
peting with (Magic) 106.5," 

Pitts said. "We're hoping to 
bring back the audience that 
KNWD used to have. 

"KNWD used to have a 
very large audience, and over 
the last couple of years, it's 
fallen down." 

With a broader selection 
of genres, a smaller and more 
focused staff and better sound 
quality, Pitts said KNWD will 
turn around. 

"You can't let 80 DJs run 
wild in a studio with thou- 
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(Above) Kelvin's vocal- 
ist Jay Medler and gui- 
tarist Curtis Harrington 
rock Natchitoches at 
the EOS festival. 

(Right) EOS "hill kid" 
Julia Reed surfs a card- 
board box down the 
Front Street hill during 
Kelvin's set. 

By Kyle Carter 

Sauce Reporter 

At noon Saturday, the 
band Claymore set up their 
equipment to open the End of 
Summer Fest. 

As the band prepared to 
play the crowd began to gath- 
er, along with the rain clouds. 

"We did the best we 
could, but in Louisiana it is 
hard to do an outdoor show," 
Claymore guitarist and vocal- 
ist Allen Clements said. 

About 45 minutes into 
Cater 's first festival, the rain 
came down in sheets. The 
make-shift cover for the stage 
did not hold and Claymore 
was forced to stop playing. 

A rain soaked Unhinged, 
the next band, watched Clay- 
more do what they could to 
protect their gear from the 

"We wanted to play," said 
Max Wardroup, bass of 
Unhinged. "It was a good 
plan; it was just rained out," 
he added, as it became appar- 
ent that the show might have 
to be called off. 

By 1 p.m. the rain was 
still coming down. 

Carter, his crew and the 
other bands stood around 
hoping the weather would 

"I don't want to call it 
off," Carter said, "I'll see how 

the weather will turn out." 

Rays of hope came as the 
sun began to emerge. At last 
it was safe for Unhinged to 
set up. The band was able to 
start their set at about 1:50 
p.m. Unhinged became an 
energetic restart to the show 
and drew the crowd out from 

Unhinged finished their 
set and were followed by Par- 
asites and Stars. 

As more people came, 
Parasites and Stars were able 
to encourage members of the 
crowd to dance. Clouds 
began to trail back in during 
the set, bringing back the 
ominous thought of shutting 
the show down. 

"Aside from the rain [the 
show] is great," Carter said, 
as Parasites and Stars fin- 
ished their set 

I Don't Know took the 
stage as Parasites and Stars 

"I think all the bands are 
great," Chris Hamlett, gui- 
tarist and vocalist for I Don't 
Know, said. "I'm nervous to 
follow Parasites and Stars, 
but excited too." 

I Don't Know finished 
around 5 p.m. and Sub-Three 
began to set up. 

Sub-Three drew action 
from the crowd as people 
gathered at the stage to watch 
the band. Some danced, some 

jumped off the hill, and some 
moshed. During the show 
lead singer James told the 
crowd about free CD's and 
everyone scrambled for them. 

"It's been okay," bass 
player Colin Conerll said, as 
Sub-Three tore down their 

Next Kelvin was on the 
stage and ready to play. By 
now the crowd had swelled 
to just under 200 people all 
waiting to see the local boys 
of Kelvin play. Kelvin merit- 
ed a similar crowd reaction, 
including the kids jumping 
off the hill. 

"This rocked; it was a 
good festival for local talent," 
said Jay Melder, vocals for 
Kelvin, after their set. 

Next came Zack the 
Rookie. Zack the Rookie was 
able to blast the wearied 
crowd alive through their 
heavy energetic music. The 
crowd constantly formed 
large mosh pits of 15-20 peo- 
ple and began to stage dive. 

The "hill kids" still 
jumped off the hill. Zack the 
Rookie got the tired people to 
come so alive that measures 
were taken to ensure no more 
stage diving. 

"They're pretty good," 
said LSMSA student Dave 
Meyers during Zack the 
Rookie's set. "Fat bass play- 
ers are always f***ing cool," 

he added. 

"When it is like this, it is 
great," Jason Tucker, guitarist 
and vocalist of Zack the 
Rookie, said as he surveyed 
the festival crowd. 

Finally Junior took the 
stage. The whole crowd gath- 
ered at the stage for one last 
rock out. Junior brought the 
show to a good end. 

The Warped Tour veter- 
ans were able to make up 
great comedy dialogue and 
got the crowd into each song. 
The band was even able to get 
a large number of people to 

At the end of each songs' 
mosh pit lead singer Kiley 
Bland was able to get the 
entire crowd to do group 
hugs. Between the humor and 
energetic attitudes, Junior 
finished the show with a 

"I like the crowd," Bland 
said. "These kids are 
deprived," he said as he sold 
merchandise and signed 

"The crowd turn out was 
way better than I expected," 
said an excited Carter. 

Adam Carter pulled it off. 
His EOS Fest was a stunning 
success. It was a long day but 
well worth the time spent. 
The diverse people of Natchi- 
toches came together to enjoy 
a day of music and fun. 

By Dominique Irvin 

Sauce Reporter 

Making the cut: 

If you are lucky, one of your teachers will 
not require a book, making that one less book 
you have to buy. If you are not so lucky, you 
might have to buy more than one book for 
another class. No matter what situation you 
were in at the beginning of the semester, at some 
point in your college career, you are going to 
have to buy a book. 

So, how are these books chosen? 

If a jiew book is needed or suggested, the 
selection process usually starts the semester 
before the book will be used. Teachers will go to 
publishers and ask them which books are avail- 
able for a certain class or a representative of the 
publishing company will contact the teachers to 
promote new books. 

Teachers are given review copies of text- 
books to look through while making a decision. 
If the book is adopted, the teacher will keep the 
book. If the book is rejected, it is usually sent 
back to the publisher. 

Assistant biology professor Steven Gabrey 
helped pick the new science 2020 book. 



"We had at least three or four options," 
Gabrey said. 

Along with other science 2020 teachers, 
Gabrey read through the books, looking for the 
most accurate, up to date book that would be 
relevant to the level of the class. In some cases, 
publishers will add CD's or access to a website. 

"Sometimes the added things that come 
with the book ... can be an added bonus ... if it 
can help the students to study with or to use in 
class," Gabrey said. 

If all of the books are equal in quality and 

meet the criteria for 
the class, occasionally 
price comes into con- 
■ sideration. 

"I don't want to 
say that price is the 
deciding factor, but I 
think we try to include 
that in our evalua- 
tion," Gabrey said. 

Gabrey remem- 
bers having to spend 
hundreds of dollars on 

"A lot of us have been through what you 
guys are going through, not that long ago and 
we know what it's like to spend ... $400 for a 
couple of books," Gabrey said. 

Some teachers are not aware of the prices of 
books, but some, like Gabrey will ask the pub- 
lishers for a price. However, that price is what 
the publishers charge for the book. 

"What the bookstore does after that is 
beyond anybody's control," Gabrey said. 

Gabrey also teaches zoology 3220. Choosing 
books for upper level courses can be more diffi- 

cult because there are less choices for certain 
specialized areas, and an expensive book may 
be the teacher's only option. 

These books can also have uses beyond 

"These are the books that you get to use, if 
not for the rest of your career, at least at the 
beginning of your career. When you think about 
it over the long term, it's not that bad a deal," 
Gabrey said. 

Editor's note: The story on Micah Wilson 
that was scheduled to run this week, has 
been postponed until the next issue. 

Piano series brings international pianists to NSU 

By Melissa Gilliam 

Sauce Reporter 

Assistant Professor, Nikita Fitenko 
is organizing the piano series that 

Photo by Glenn Ward 

practices a piece by Mozart. He 
takes place on Sept. 27. 

The Louisiana International Piano Series will begin on Sept. 27 in 
Magale Recital Hall. 

The series will bring five internationally renowned pianists to the 
NSU campus for lecture recitals, receptions, and masterclasses. Among 
the five to perform is Eun Joo Chung, winner of the 2002 World Piano 
Competition. The series is being organized by NSU assistant professor 
of piano, Nikita Fitenko. 

"I expect a very high level from all the concerts, they all are very 
good," Fitenko said. "The only one I don't know is the current winner of 
the World Piano Competition, she represents Korea, and she will be in 
concert on Nov. 15," Fitenko said. Chung was also the winner of anoth- 
er major competition this July, which Fitenko says is probably the next 
most important to the Van Cliburn Competitions. 

The other four pianists are Jennifer Hayghe of the USA, who will 
perform on Sept. 27; Rodoslav Kvapil of the Czech Republic, perform- 
ing Nov. 8; Igor Lebedov of Russia, on Jan. 31; and Josepgh Banowetz of 
the USA, performing the final concert on March 29. 

With the help of NSU, the Natchitoches Northwestern Symphony 
Society, and the Natchitoches community, a new Stein way Concert 
Grand piano was purchased in June for Magale Recital Hall. 

"I went myself to the Dallas Steinway Hall and picked I think one of 
the best pianos. Right now we have one of the best pianos in the coun- 
ty," Fitenko said. The new piano gives NSU an excellent opportunity to 
share piano performances with the community. 

"After we got the piano, over the summer, this idea came to my 
mind about the piano series," Fitenko said. The state of Louisiana did 
not yet have a piano series, and Fitenko felt the recent help of all 
involved in purchasing the Steinway make this an ideal time to host 
such a series. 

Each concert will include a prelecture given by either the performer 
or Fitenko. Immediately following each performance will be a reception 
in the Hanchey Art Gallery. Public masterclasses will be given in Maga- 
le at 11 a.m. on the morning following each concert. 

"If you say a few words explaining what was the composer's idea, 
what kind of music they expect, explaining the form, it makes all the 
difference. The people now look forward to hearing the pieces," Fitenko 
said, explaining the prelectures. 

"Students don't have the opportunity in this town, at this universi- 
ty, to attend so many concerts. It will be a wonderful opportunity to 
enlighten those students here, on campus. To have them (the guest per- 
formers) play, to have them teach, to give the students the opportunity 
to meet the artists, talk to the artists, and let them share their knowledge 
with the students," Fitenko said about the opportunity to host this 

The series is free to all children and NSU students. For all others 
tickets can be purchased in a subscription to all five concerts for $20. All 
concerts will be held in Magale Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be 
purchased in advance or at the door, and can be mailed or picked up 
will call. Contact Fitenko, School of Creative and Performing Arts, at or visit the piano series website,, for tickets and other information. 

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"I was watching the news. My 
thoughts about the situation were 
that it was prophecy from the Bible. 
When I saw it I thought it was a 
wake up call. The words 'watch 
and pray' kept ringing in my ears." 

Mandi Johnson, senior 
English education 

NSU, Natchitoches pauses for prayer and remembrance 

By Callie Reames 

Chief Writer 

"I was at work and I had the radio 
on. I didn't think it was real so I 
called my mom. She told me that it 
was all over the news. I was really 
devastated. I had just got back from 
New York so it really hit home." 

D.J. Haley, freshman 
Secondary education 

"I was at football practice. One of 
the teachers came out and told us. 
Once we realized the severity of 
the situation we stopped practice 
and had prayer." 

Rachel Barrett, junior 
Music education 

"I was in oral skills and actually 
had no idea what was going on. 
Some people were crying and oth- 
ers were trying to crack jokes. My 
teacher told everyone it was not a 
joke. I didn't let it sink in until 
around lunch. Then I just started 
crying. I was really scared. It was a 
devastating wake up call." 

Ryan Lee Ledet, junior 
Hospitality management & tourism 

"I was at my house. My roommate 
woke me up and told me so we 
turned on the TV to watch the cov- 
erage of the events. It really 

The morning sun, a clear orange ball at 
7:25a.m., was rising over the student union as 
NSU officials and students, city officials and 
others gathered around a barren flagpole. 

About 35 personnel from the NSU ROTC 
wrapped around three sides of the podium 
area, which was near the base of the flagpole. 
Natchitoches policemen and firefighters stood 
in uniform alongside dozens of students and 
faculty waiting for the thirty-minute memori- 
al service to begin. 

As University President Randall Webb 
stood behind the podium facing the long brick 
walkway between Kyser and Williamson 
halls, he welcomed the crowd and began to 
speak of the ill-fated day last September. Webb 
compared the terrorist attacks to the surprise 
strike on Pearl Harbor in 1941. 

"For the rest of our lives, 9/11 will be a 
date that evokes many emotions," Webb said 
to the group that would grow to about 200 by 
the conclusion of the service. 

Webb also mentioned the irony in the date 
9/11 and the telephone number 911, the emer- 
gency response connection, being the same. 

Some people might say the date 9/11 did 
help the country in a sense. It was a day that 
changed the way a nation viewed itself. A 
surge of patriotism and flag waving was cata- 
pulted by the assault last fall. 

Sarah Rhodes, a freshman theater major, 
went to the memorial service. 

"I felt like it was the least I could 
do/'Rhodes said. 

"The 9/11 tragedy was enough to wake 
me up last year-why not again?" fellow stu- 
dent Shad Gatson, a junior elementary educa- 
tion major, said. 

Somber and quiet, the crowd stood listen- 
ing to the words of Webb, who recounted the 
words of another leader, President Abraham 
Lincoln, during the Civil War. 

Lincoln said there needed to be a crystal- 
lized focus and resolve in the country which 
at the time was facing one of the largest obsta- 
cles a country could be asked to cross. 

Webb said honoring the military, police 
and fire departments was a privilege, and he 
expressed gratitude to them. Webb then 
prompted a moment of silence, and the air 
was still for about 30 seconds. 

Next City Councilmen Lee Posey spoke 

on behalf of Mayor Wayne McCullen. Sheriff 

Vic Jones followed. 

Posey and Jones addressed the growing 

group of onlookers for a few minutes. Jones 

spoke of the unity of Natchitoches and beyond 

that, the country. 

"The strongest force we have is the power 

of many," Jones said. 

Webb came back up to the podium to 

introduce NSU Alumnus Shawn Hornsby. 
Hornsby started to play Taps, and as the trum- 
pet memorial song glided through the humid 
air, people started turning to find the song's 
source. The music was coming from beside a 
tree where Hornsby was standing, well out- 
side the crowd and for some out of sight. 

Most Natchitoches residents and NSU 
students were not physically in sight of the 
Sept. terrorist attack, but The affects were still 

There were alterations in the airline indus- 
try. News coverage changed from congres- 
sional affairs to military hunting on distant 
continents. Class discussions changed or felt 
somewhat less significant. Decorative patriot- 
ism products arrived at manv stores. 

Community members at the memorial 
service were remembering the reason things 
changed in the last year. 

The memorial service continued with the 
raising of the state and national flags which 
were then lowered to half- 

While students walked 
by on way to their 8 a.m. 
classes, Stacie Cosby Stu- 
dent Government Associa- 
tion president led the 
Pledge of Allegiance. Some 
stopped to join the mass of 
people, and others watched 
in passing. 

The last feature of the 
service was creative and 
performing arts faculty 
member Michael Rorex 
singing the National 

Webb dismissed the 
service with a request. 

"As you go about your 
day," he said, "I encourage 
you to reflect on the bless- 
ings that we have in life." 

Shortly after the cere- 

mony, a group including Webb, students and 
members of the Natchitoches police and fire 
departments joined in a circle aroundi the flag- 
pole to pray. They held hands for aj few min- 
utes. Some prayed aloud for protection Tand 
the use of their lives for God's purposes. Oth- 
ers remained silent. 

By the end of the service, the suri had 
risen higher in the sky above the - student 
union. Those leaving the memorial service-to 
go home, to work or to school did so.undeja 
yellowed sphere in a blinding haze. 

Meanwhile, in the Nation's capital VJ&. 
President George W Bush addressed another 
memorial assembly at the newly repaired Path 
tagon building. 

"The murder of innocence cannot be 
explained-only endured," Bush said. 

Bush said that throughout the search for 
terrorists Sept. 11, 2001, will not be forgotten. 

"At every turn of this war we will always 
remember how it began-who fell first,". Bu'fch j, 

In New York City the names of the World 
Trade Center victims were read at Ground 
Zero. The last two speakers concluded tfie\ 
name list with this message: 

"May God bless the victims. We love you 
all. May God bless America." 


Photo by Gler 

Matthew Burroughs, a Scl 

College freshman, joined 
with fellow students, facult; 

dents and Americans at ) 
day's Sept. 11 memorial s< 
The service was held at th 

pole located next to Kyse 
About 200 community mei 
attended the mer 

Photo by Gary Har 

University President R; 
Webb looks on as the 
ROTC raises the America 
Louisiana flags to half 


Photo by Gary Han 

(From left to right) City of N, 
toches firefighters Chie 
Hebert. Alan Stanfield, Brad 
ett, John Wynn and Darron 
silently watch the remembr 
of the tragedies of Sep 
2001. Many New York City 
fighters lost their lives durin 
attacks on NYC and Washin 

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September 12, 2002 

Reality Checks 

By Andrew David 

Photo by Glenn Ward 

Matthew Burroughs, a Scholars' 
College freshman, joined hands 
with fellow students, faculty, resi- 
dents and Americans at yester- 
day's Sept. 11 memorial service. 
The service was held at the flag- 
pole located next to Kyser Hall. 
About 200 community members 
attended the memorial. 


Photo by Gary Hardamon 

University President Randall 
Webb looks on as the NSU 
ROTC raises the American and 
Louisiana flags to half mast. 


Photo by Gary Hardamon 

(From left to right) City of Natchi- 
toches firefighters Chief Bob 
Hebert, Alan Stanfield, Brad Pick- 
ett, John Wynn and Darron Clark 
silently watch the remembrance 
of the tragedies of Sept. 1 1 , 
2001. Many New York City fire- 
fighters lost their lives during the 
attacks on NYC and Washington, 


Fear of travel possible deterrent 
for international students 

Callie Reames 

Chief Writer 

There is an International Student 
Exchange Program for students at NSU and 
students who want to attend NSU from 
other countries. 

Frank Schicketanz, former coordinator 
of the program, said there were four inter- 
national students enrolled with the pro- 
gram last year. 

"There are actually none," Shicketanz 
said about international students this year. 

Shicketanz said all of last year's foreign 
students applied before Sept. 11, 2001. 

"I don't know if that was a factor," 
Schicketanz said. 

Fear of travel or difficult}' in gaining 
admittance into the country may be factors 
in the lack of exchange students. 

New plans for the exchange and visitor 
program began after the terrorist attacks 
last fall, as a part of increased security for 
international visitors to the U.S. 

The plans were initiated to replace the 
former system, which was not as watchful 
as the new program. 

The Student Exchange and Visitor 
Information System is a new way of organ- 
izing international students in the U.S. 

The students are plugged into a nation- 
al database in Washington D.C, and every- 
thing from dropped classes to departure 
dates is entered into the system. 

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Editor declares campus/Natchitoches terrorist proof 

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think about that 
sorrowful day. 

A year and a 
day has passed 
since, what 
many are call- 
ing, the greatest 
tragedy of our time. But even today 
we still worry about our homeland 
security and about our freedom 
being attacked yet again. Even here 

Kaleb Breaux 

in little Natchitoches we worry 
about possible terrorist strikes. And 
you cannot say that I do not know 
what I am talking about. By a show 
of hands, how many of you were 
anxiously waiting to fill up at the gas 
pumps only days after the attacks? 
Now don't we feel silly? 

Let me resolve some of your 
fears by offering reasons that I think 
a terrorist attack on Natchitoches 
and or NSU would never be success- 
ful or would, quite frankly, never 

First and foremost, Natchitoches 
is a very small town. The students 

from Baton Rouge and New Orleans 
can tell you that. Quite frequently I 
hear these students wishing they 
could go back home to relive some of 
their old high school dreams. Some 
of us will never be able to ditch the 
lives of letterman jackets and leaving 
post prom parties with smelly fin- 
gers. Let's face it, we are pretty shel- 
tered here, and by sheltered I do not 
mean hidden deeply under the sur- 
face from any falling bombs. 

Second there was the whole 
anthrax joke. The Current Sauce 
reported an anthrax scare in the Nov. 
1, 2002, issue of the Sauce. I must 

admit that the THREAT was scary at 
the time. However, we now know 
the only guys capable of an anthrax 
scare worked at LSU. No anthrax up 

Then there was West Nile. No 
terrorist with a poor immune system 
could survive an attack of mosqui- 
toes, which we harvest near Chap- 
lain's Lake. Thus an attack by lake is 

Admissions standards would 
also deter any threat of terrorist 
attacks on this campus. NSU would 
never let any evil entity on campus. I 
don't think we have met the quota of 

thieves this year, so why would we 
let any terrorists in. Thieves first, 
Taliban later. 

I don't know if you have noticed 
lately but our buildings have recent- 
ly been reinforced. Several campus 
organizations have taken it upon 
themselves to fulfill a civic duty by 
reinforcing many of the campus' 
building walls with rush flyers. 
There is no way that a plane flying at 
low altitudes and high speeds would 
ever penetrate these walls. 

Yes, I Kaleb Breaux, editor-in- 
chief of the Current Sauce, declare 
this campus terrorist proof. 


: Hollywood's answer to writer's block 

Audiences have been complain- 
ing about movies lately. 

The grievances are generally the 
same- all glitz and no substance. A 
growing number of viewers believe 
that the big budget blockbuster has 
caused a glut of awful movies with no 
originality in plot or character devel- 

Uncommon Ground 

The Homosexual Agenda" 

Last week, I 
introduced this 
column and 
ended it with a 
"teaser" for this 
week's topic. 
However, you 
will quickly 
notice that my 
titles may be a 
little mislead- 
ing. For 
week is entitled "The 

Dave Knox 
Sauce Columnist 

instance, this 
Homosexual Agenda." 

For most people this title means 
nothing, as well it should, because 
there is no gay agenda. It is an 
absurd idea that an entire population 
of people grouped by a single innate 
characteristic could have a central 
agenda. That would be like saying 
the 'left-handed agenda' or the 'Mus- 
lim agenda'. 

There is no one agenda for any of 
these groups since each of these 
groups is comprised of many individ- 
uals with individual ideas and agen- 

However, organizations such as 
the Christian Coalition use terms like 
"gay agenda" as propaganda. They 
suggest that homosexuals have band- 
ed together and agreed upon a specif- 
ic set of "special rights" that they are 
determined to force upon American 
culture at large. 

In reality, gays have as diverse a 
number of opinions as any other cul- 
tural group. From the conservative 
Log Cabin Republicans to the more 
controversial organization Queer 
Nation, there is disagreement even 
within the "gay community." 

If there is a common ground 
among gays and non-gays alike, per- 
haps it ought to be promoting toler- 
ance and respect for everyone's 
rights. Isn't that what our Constitu- 
tion promises? 

If you have any questions, comments 
or topic ideas, feel free to email them 

Next week... The Great Divide: 
Race Relations at NSU. 


True or not? This 
complaint is the driving 
force behind the recent 
phenomenon of the inde- 
pendent film industry 
doing big business. 
Audiences, it would 
seem, have grown weary 
of being fed the same 
recycled material by stu- 
dios. They've turned 
away from the local multiplex and 
gone in search of films that somehow 
affect them on a more personal level. 

For the third consecutive summer 
overall movie attendance has been 
down. This fact hasn't stopped "My 
Big Fat Greek Wedding", a film pro- 
duced by IFC Films for roughly $5 
million from coming within range of 
the coveted $100 million mark and 

Drew Shirley 
Sauce Columnist 

becoming one of the most 
profitable movies of all time. 
A situation like this is simply 
a case of supply and demand. 
The summer of 2002 arrived 
with no movie to fill the role 
of a romantic comedy. Word 
of mouth started building on 
this independent film, and 
people began seeking it out in 
droves, propelling it to the top 
of the box office. 
While this is certainly the best- 
case scenario for any independent 
film, it isn't the standard. It does 
reflect a growing willingness of the 
movie going public to seek out 
movies created by writers and direc- 
tors outside of Hollywood. 

Independent films are essentially 
as old as the art of film making itself. 
Their recent rise as a profitable genre 

began when Miramax picked up 
Kevin Smith's low budget comedy 
"Clerks" for distribution. Produced 
for less than thirty-thousand dollars, 
it went on to gross over three million 
in a limited "art house" run- not play- 
ing at huge multiplexes, but instead 
at much smaller independent the- 

With potential for profitability 
established, the independent film 
began to grow and develop. Writers 
and directors with new and innova- 
tive ideas began to make their own 
movies, as opposed to having their 
ideas altered and churned out by the 
Hollywood movie mill. This resulted 
in films such as "Sling Blade" and 
"The Apostle," which both garnered 
mass critical acclaim and awards. 

The independent film has since 
developed into an entire subculture 

of the film making industry. It has 
allowed men and women from all 
backgrounds to create films based 
around ideas, which in most cases 
wouldn't have a chance in tinsel 

As with all entertainment, inde- 
pendent films vary in quality from 
extremely well crafted to profoundly 
awful. Despite this, the independent 
film industry has been able to estab- 
lish a strong enough following to 
serve as a viable alternative to the 
mass produced product that Holly- 
wood offers to the public. 

Quirky films such as "Bottle 
Rocket" and "Rushmore" along with 
insightful satire like "Chasing Amy" 
are all films that make the world 
more entertaining. 

And the world has independent 
filmmakers to thank for that. 

Words of Wisdom Part II-Get Involved 

Rob Morgan 

Tip # 5: Stu- 
dent Involve- 
ment. Believe it 
or not, fellow 
students, your 
level of involve- 
ment or social 
interaction on 
campus is of 
equal impor- 
tance as main- 
taining a suitable 

If you go through your entire col- 
lege career without being involved in 
campus organizations especially the 
most obscure ones (i.e. NSU's Meat 
Packing Club) you are greatly robbing 

yourself of the true point of college, a 
weigh station between high school 
and the job market. 

The point of college IS education, 
there is no doubt about that, but the 
education continues outside of the 
classroom. Educating yourself on the 
type of human being you are, what 
types of human beings you like to be 
around and, yes, what you want to be 
when you "grow up" are all aspects of 
this education. 

Social interaction is an important 
ability if you plan to hold any sort of 
job in the future. Vital components an 
employer looks for in future employ- 
ees include the ability to tell the differ- 
ence between the co-workers you can 

and cannot talk about sex with, pos- 
sessing the knowledge and the skill to 
fart silently in a meeting and under- 
standing that just because the Fed-Ex 
person is female she is not also a 
nymphomaniac in a dark blue uni- 

Your involvement in campus 
organizations allows for the use and 
development of such social skills that 
prevent one from being perceived as a 
total loser. 

Now the question is, "What 
organizations should I join, oh wise 

Well, I advise going to some dif- 
ferent organization meetings and see- 
ing for yourself what matches your 

personality. Some of the organizations 
have already had their informational 
meets, but they would probably have 
no problem with fielding questions 
from an interested person. 

As for whether to go Greek or stay 
GodDamned-Independent, I'm a tad 
bit biased. I am not a Greek, but I am a 
member of several tight knit organiza- 
tions. And if you are interested in a 
certain type of fanaticism in your 
organization, I would highly recom- 
mend a frat, sorority or NSU Crew. 

In ending I pose a question to the 
rushing frats and the university, "Who 
the hell is going to clean up all these 
rush flyers around campus?" 

Yeah, that's what I thought. 

'I will never forget those whom I have never met' 

By E. L. "Beau" Boudreaux III 

Sauce Columnist 

As the first anniversary of the ter- 
rorist attacks draws close, I have been 
swept away remembering the feelings 
and events of September 11, 2001. 

I was having a nightmare, but it 
was too far fetched and movie-like to 
be anything more than a disturbing 
dream produced by an overactive sub- 
conscious. My phone startled me 
awake. It was my Mother; someone 
had crashed a plane into the World 
Trade Center. 

As I stood with the phone in my 
hand, my knees grew weak and my 
head hurt as I tried to reconcile the 
crazy dream and my Mother's words. 

Instead of waking up to Jimmy 

Buffet or other oldies, my radio 
announced the tragic story of thou- 
sands that I had never met, and now 
never would. 

I scurried off to my history class, 
but the teacher knew this was history 
and dismissed class. As I sat on my 
couch watching CNN, I did not have 
the breath to move. I watched in hor- 
ror as the second plane slammed into 
the opposite tower. 

In a haze made blurry by free 
flowing tears, I stumbled to another 
class. Some people were crying, and 
even though we did not know each 
other consoling words were 

Later tears of pain gave way to 
waves of extreme anger. I wanted 
those responsible to be punished, no 

not punished. The judicial system was 
too slow. I wanted an immediate retal- 
iatory attack against an unseen and 
unknown enemy. But I could do noth- 
ing, so instead I fell asleep exhausted. 

I awoke refreshed, but still search- 
ing for something to do. I heard about 
the blood drive, and with some 
friends waited for several hours to 
give that which others had taken 
away; life. 

Now almost a year later, I still feel 
as if there is a layer of fog over the 
days. As bright as the sun may shine, 
the fog refuses to burn away. 

Almost daily I think of those who 
lost their lives in the attacks, those 
who rushed into the doomed build- 
ings, those who are carrying out my 
vengeance upon the dealers of death 

and destruction. 

My previous dreams of going into 
the business world and being success- 
ful grow pale and seem trivial. I feel 
as if the burden to accomplish some- 
thing meaningful and worthwhile to 
society has been increased exponen- 
tially I feel that those of us who are 
now here owe it to the deceased to 
ensure that they did not die in vain. 

Daily I ask God what He has 
planned for me, and have grown more 
confident that I will know His plan* 
when the time is right. Meanwhile, ' 
try to help those around me, and pra)' 
for the souls of the recently deceased- 

With time the fog will lift, and the 
sun will again shine brightly; however 
I will never forget those whom I have 
never met. 

Former Sauce editor remembers 9-11 tragedy 

When did 
your paths before 
you begin to 
change? What 
event first dark- 
ened the bright 
world seen 
through youthful 

Monday, I 
relived that 
moment when I 
first learned the world would change 
more than I had comprehended. As the 
funeral attendants loaded the casket in 

Shawn T. Hornsby 
Guest Columnist 

the hearse, I watched an eleven-year- 
old boy filled with uncertainty strug- 
gle with the realization that his father 
would not watch him grow up any- 

My heart went backwards 20 years 
as I relived the death of my great- 
grandfather. Although my most vivid 
memory is watching him in the hospi- 
tal unable to leave his bed, my emo- 
tions for this icon in our family are 
sound. Why else would I cry as if it 
were my own father? 

Perhaps, my first experience of 
someone close dying overwhelmed 

me. I choose to believe I reacted 
because of the time spent with him 
before he became sick. This event clear- 
ly stands as the first loss of innocence. 

In so many ways, I have lost a part 
of the shroud given to me at birth. With 
my first drink, my first lie, and so on I 
slowly tore another piece of innocence 
from the shroud. 

Sometimes, through no fault of 
our own, and even while trying to 
recapture some of our lost innocence 
we lose another section. 

Early in high school I had the 
honor of playing Taps for a WWII vet- 

eran who died. I had played Taps 
before for Memorial Day and Veteran's 
Day, but this was my first funeral. 

An army honor guard was pres- 
ent, along with many American Legion 
and VFW members several of which 
were friends of my family. An act such 
as this, performed out of respect and 
compassion, should have allowed me 
to reclaim one of those lost pieces. 

Instead, guilt and sadness filled 
every corner of my heart as I read a let- 
ter from the widow thanking me for 
the service I provided. Another piece 
was lost. 

The anniversary of September W 
2001, reminds me that many of us, $ 
not all of us, have lost another portio 11 
of our innocence. Through no fault o 1 
our own, we feel pain, uncertain*) 
sadness and even guilt. Forever ^ 
will think "What if" when we get in* 
tall buildings and we will look at pe° 
pie from other cultures closely and sU$ 
piciously. Our paths forever changed- 

For the sake of those to folio** 
whether your children or nieces a 11 
nephews, cherish what remains-^ 
each piece of the shroud lost remain 


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Lady Demon Soccer has ups and downs on extended road trip 

By Sauce Staff 

Photo by Callie Reames 

New members to the NSU Crew take their swim test in Chaplin's lake last Wednesday 
afternoon. A swim test is required of all rowers in the event of a boat flip. The rowing team 
took on 40 new novice rowers in addition to the 18 returning varsity rowers. 

The Crew Team recently received a new dock, courtesy of the SGA. NSU Crew also pur- 
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Northwestern beats Southern 30-20 

By Andrew David and 
Kristin Huben 

Sauce Reporters 

The Demon Football 
Team triumphed over the 
Southern University Jaguars 
at the Port City Classic on 

The first quarter had the 
Demons' tail-back, Shelton 
Sampson providing the cata- 
lyst for coach Scott Stoker's 
running game as he picked 
up 34 yards on five carries. 

First quarter passing 
attempts proved to be 
uneventful for the Demons 
as Quarterback Ben Beach, 
threw for seven attempts but 
only came up with one recep- 
tion on a 14-yard route to 
Toby Ziegler. 

Beach's counterpart, 
Kevin Magee, also had diffi- 
culty, throwing five passes 
and coming up with nothing 
on all occasions. 

The Demons managed 
not to leave the quarter 
empty-handed as the special 
teams put three on the board 
to give the Demons an early 

The near-perfect defense 
of NSU held off the opposi- 
tion, and were led by line- 
backer Roy Locks. 

Southern wasted no time 
in answering for their first- 
quarter ineptitude by putting 
up 6 points by way of a 
touchdown pass from Antho- 


NSU Football Schedule 

By Gary Hardamon 

The Demons block an extra point attempt in the first half of the Southern game. NSU's record rose to 2-0 with 
the win over the Jaguars. 

ny Fisher, to wide-receiver 
Michael Hayes. 

Colby Miller, missed the 
point after touchdown leav- 
ing Southern to settle for a 
three-point lead early in the 

NSU's kicker Tommy 
Hebert booted a four-play 
78-yard drive with a 25-yard 
field goal. 

At 10:32 in the second 
quarter the game was tied at 
six apiece. 

Southern began its next 
drive at the NSU 34 thanks to 
an intercepted Beach pass, 
and ended its drive in the 
end zone with a touchdown 
pass from Fisher to Hayes. 
Southern was up 13-6. 

Sampson picked up an 
additional 41 yards in the 

second quarter. This set up 
tailback Derric Johnese for a 
five-yard touchdown to tie 
the game 13-13 at halftime. 

The third quarter got 
underway and both teams 
exchanged a series of downs 
with neither team gaining 
the upper hand. Finally, at 
5:07, Johnese ended a 4-play 
drive with a 12-yard touch- 
down run. Hebert split the 
uprights and the Demons 
were up 20-13. 

Jaguars attempted a 
comeback but were met with 
the unloving attack of the 
Demon defensive line, 
including four sacks from 

As the Southern offense 
was unable to penetrate the 
NSU defense, Southern's 

defense was incapable of 
containing the Demon 
offense as Magee located 
Ziegler downfield for a 54- 
yard touchdown pass.' 
Demons led 27-13 at the end 
of the third. 

The Jaguars positioned 
themselves for a comeback 
late in the fourth quarter 
with a 2-yard run from run- 
ning back Leon Miller. How- 
ever NSU maintained its 
dominance and took a 10- 
point lead with a 24-yard 
field goal from Hebert. 

The Demons reigned vic- 
torious over the Port City 
Classic with a season record 
of 2-0. Next week the 
Demons travel to face the 
Delaware State University 
Hornets, also at 2-0. 

Lady Demon Soccer in the year 2002 

By: Glenn Tillman and 
Joshua Barrios 

Sauce Reporters 

With a young team and 
four games already behind 
them, the Lady Demons soc- 
cer team is pressing on 
towards an old goal with a 
new hunger. 

"We want to win the 
Southland Conference and 
make it to the NCAA 
playoffs," said head coach 
Jimmy Mitchell. 

Based on last season's 
record of 6-8-2 it would 
seem the Lady 
Demons have their hands 
full, but this season's 
younger team may make it 

Fifteen of 
the twenty-one 
players are 
freshmen and 
with eight 
freshmen play- 
ing 30 to 40 
percent of each 

asked about 
their capabili- 
ties Mitchell 
said, "This is 

Photo by Gary Hardamon 

by far the best Tara Powasnik puts a foot on 
recruiting the ball. 

class since I've been here." 

However, the team's 
youth brings out the tough- 
est goal, namely consisten- 

Losing three seniors 
from last season did not 
help either, but among the 
player returning are seniors 
Brittany Hung and Jacqui 

So far both have lived 
up to their potential as well 
as the rest of the returning 
team members. 

These young and return- 
ing players combined 
should make the Lady 
Demons a team worthy of 
the championships. 

Junior mid fielder 
Rachel Villio said of this 
year's team, 
"We play well 
together as a 
team, we mesh 

agrees, "There is 
not a big differ- 
ence between 
the ability of our 
first player and 
our twenty-first 

So far the 
Demons have a 
record of 1-2-1 
with losses to 

Photo by Gary Hardamon 

Jacqui Lawrence, one of the returning Demon seniors, moves the ball 
upfield in the face of Mercer opposition. 

Tulane and Mississippi 
State, but that is where their 
new hunger comes from. 

On Sunday they played 
against SEC west champions 
Mississippi State and 
played hard enough to hold 
them to a 1-1 tie until the 
final minutes of the game. 

"It really showed the 
team the level that they can 
play on," said Mitchell. 

"There aren't a lot of 
Mississippi States in the 
Southland Conference so if 

we can step in and compete 
against them we can do well 
in conference." 

The Demons will have a 
chance to prove themselves 
again in the coming weeks 
as they play the University 
of Louisiana-Lafayette on 
Friday, September 13 at ULL 
and then bring it home 
against Arkansas State on 
Friday, September 20 and 
the University of Arkansas- 
Little Rock on Sunday Sep- 
tember 22. 

NSU Athletic department offers 
travel package to Delaware State 

By Tasha N. Braggs 

Sauce Reporter 

NSU fans interested in 
following their Demon 
football team to the 
Delaware State game are in 

Northwestern State 
football fans can join a 
charter flight to Delaware 
State University in Dover 
on Sept. 13 and 14. The 
flight will depart Friday 

from Alexandria airport at 
9 a.m. and will return Sat- 

There are 20 seats avail- 
able at $300 each. This 
price includes airfare, dou- 
ble-occupancy lodging at 
the team hotel, a game tick- 
et and ground transporta- 
tion in Delaware. 

For more information, 
contact Karen Dodd in the 
NSU athletic department at 

Photo by Gary Hardamon 

A photo of a photo: Demon football players, members of NSU spirit organizations and members 
of the Spirit of Northwestern Demon Band pose with Chief Caddo for a Sports Illustrated pho- 
tographer. Sports Illustrated came to NSU this week to report on the largest collegiate trophy in 
the nation, Chief Caddo 

Sept. 14 Delaware State@l2p.m. 

Sept. 21 Georgia@l2p.m. 

Sept. 28 Open 

Oct. 5 Elon@4p.m. 

Oct. io Southwest Texas@7p.m. 

Oct. 19 Southwest Oklahoma @ 3p.m. 

Oct. 24 Nicholls@7p.m. 

Oct. 31 Sam Houston@7p.m. 

Nov. 9 Jacksonville State@4p.m. 

Nov. 16 McNeese@2p.m. 

Nov. 23 .....Stephen F. Austin@4p.n1. 

Nov. 30 First Round of Playoffs 

Homecoming is in ITALICS 
Homes Games are in BOLD 
Southland Conference Games 

By Gary Hardamon 

The NSU cheerleaders and Demon football players storm the Indepen- 
dence Stadium field last Saturday. 

Demon Volleyball team 
gets 100th career win 
at NSU Invitational 

By: Tasha N. Braggs 
Sauce Reporter 

The NSU Volleyball 
Team showed excellent 
teamwork at the NSU Invi- 
tational on September 6 and 
7 in Prather Coliseum. 

The Lady Demons cele- 
brated their 100th win after 
defeating Grambling State 
University on Friday. 

In the victory against 
Grambling, Senior outside 
Stone hit 
.500 with 13 
kills and the 
attacked at 
a .314 rate 
as a team. 

Herring had 
19 assists 
and Bern- 
nize Fonse- 
ca con- 
tributed 12 
digs. Kerri 
Cottle hit 
.333 with 5 
kills and 
rang up 8 
service aces 
and 9 digs. 

also won against 
State University. 

Stone had 14 kills and 
hit .400 while Becky David 
had 10 kills, a .240 attack 
percentage and 15 digs. 
Herring had 36 assists as 
NSU hit .350 to .134 for the 
Lady Braves. 

In the win against Texas 
Southern, Stone had 13 kills 
and a .550 attack percentage 
while Beth Freeland hit .385 
with 7 kills. 

Herring dished 23 
assists and Evelyn Getzen 

added 11 while serving up 
six aces. 

Despite the team's loss 
against the University 61 
Tulsa, Coach Leigh Davis 
remains positive about the 

"We had an awesome 
win and this is a great team. 
They are so far ahead of 
schedule and we are doing 
really well," says Davis. 

The NSU Invitation 
gave the Lady Demons a 3-1 
win and 2 


Photo by Gary Hardamon 

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the overall success of the Lady 


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| Growth continues; 
parking, housing space 
remain largely unchanged 

By Ashley Pierce 

Sauce Reporter 

Overcrowding has been 
a thorn in the sides of many 
students as they return to 
NSU's campus this fall. 

NSU officials released 
enrollment numbers for the 
University's fall semester. 
Not many were surprised to 
learn that the crowding on 
campus is due to the highest 
enrollment numbers that 
NSU has seen. A total of 
10,159 students are currently 
registered, which is almost 
750 students more than last 

If you drive to school, 
chances are that it will take 
you longer to find a parking 
spot than it will to actually 
arrive on campus. Lack of 
available parking is perhaps 
the oldest and most common 
student grievance. 

Although parking has 
always been a problem at 
NSU, it seems that every 
year it is harder to find a 
convenient legal spot. 

NSU police officer Der- 

rick Smith said it is difficult 
to tell whether parking is 
worse now than last year. 

"There are just so many 
cars," Smith said. "Parking 
lots haven't changed in 
years, so there's no way to 
improve the situation." 

Some NSU students 
have their own ideas for 
parking space. 

"I think they should make 
the grass behind Sabine Hall 
and Iberville Cafeteria avail- 
able for students to park in," 
said Kara Smith, a junior 
hospitality, management, 
and tourism major. 

Sophomore Jacob Park 
has been frustrated with the 
parking situation also. 

"There is tons of wasted 
space between Caddo Hall 
and St. Denis Hall," said 
Park, a general studies 
major. "Why doesn't the 
school pave that?" , 

Along with the frustra- 
tions of finding a parking 
spot, students have been 
forced to be patient when 
dealing with the housing 
system this semester. 

Because of the record- 
breaking enrollment, many 

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See Enrollment-increases- in 2002 

Photo by Glenn Ward 

(from left) An unidentified student waits in line at Vic's with sophomore business major Walter Wallace and freshman occupational therapy major Josh 
Wilkenson Wednesday afternoon. The influx of new students can be seen in the long lines at eateries and stores on campus. "In Vic's, the lines are 
pretty much the same." Wallace said. "But injberviile, there is like a six-minute wait." 

University upgrades cable, phone, Internet 

Photo by Glenn 

A high-speed 
network cable 
hangs from the 
ceiling of 
Boozman Hall. 
The Scholars' 
College co-ed 
dorm is the 
first scheduled 
for the intro- 
duction of 
University net- 
work Internet 
access, which 
requires the 
use of such 

By Edward Boudreaux 

Sauce Reporter 

With the increased num- 
ber of students living on 
campus, NSU has taken 
steps to make living condi- 
tions in the residence halls 
better. Over the 2001-2002 
winter break, the University 
upgraded the phone lines 
and enabled caller ID. 

This winter break, the 
University will begin wiring 
the dorm rooms for high- 
speed internet. Boozman, 
because of its construction, 
will be the least expensive. 
According to the 2002-2003 
SGA student technology 
budget, the network 
upgrade will cost $86,595.84. 

Tracy Brown, NSU coor- 
dinator for telecommunica- 
tions, said that each room in 

Boozman will have a T-100 
Ethernet connection for both 
desks. Each desk will also 
have phone jacks that for the 
time being will be the same 
line, but could at a later time 
be split into separate phone 

"That's freaking awe- 
some,"said Klint Newer, a 
Boozman resident and Schol- 
ars' College student. 

Newer expressed hope 
that this upgrade would 
attract more students to NSU 
and make completing class 
work easier. 

Sophomore radiology 
technology major Samantha 
Maxi lives in Dodd Hall and 
is comfortable with Booz- 
man being wired "first 
because they are the Schol- 
ars' dorm, and have earned 

"But it would be nice for 
everybody to have it," Maxi 

Brown said the Universi- 
ty does not have the funds to 
expand ethernet service to 
each residence hall presently, 
but it is seeking assistance 
from the state. If residents 
do not want to wait for the 
University to install high- 
speed internet, they can con- 
tact Cox Cable. 

Station manger at Cox 
Cable, Brenda Usney, said 
Cox offers two high-speed 
internet options, with the 
"best option downloading 
1024 kilobytes per second." 
This is over 18 times faster 
than a 56k dial up modem. 

Normally there is a $10 
rental fee for the cable 
modem; however, through 
December the fee is waved 

for new subscribers. 

The fastest internet con- 
nection costs about $40 a 

This summer, Cox Cable 
upgraded their infrastruc- 
ture to allow for high speed 
internet and expanded cable 
on campus. 

Consequently, several 
channels have been added 
including ESPN, Comedy 
Central, and the History 

If the expanded cable 
service is not enough televi- 
sion, students can upgrade 
to digital cable for $15 a 
month, which includes 
another 31 video and 45 
music channels. Cox will be 
on campus to demonstrate 
its products outside Vic's 
Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 1 

No claim, no coverage; 
student learns hard way 
about reporting accidents 

By Kristen Dauzat 

Life & Entertainment Editor 

The proper procedure to 
follow when an on campus 
3c cident occurs is to contact the 
University Police. 

It does not matter if the 
'ccident is small, or as serious 
98 death. The University Police 

NSU22 weekend forecast 

is then required to contact 
health services, ambulance or 
fire department for the injured. 

"Anytime you have an 
injury accident that needs to be 
reported to the University 
Police," Det. Doug Prescott 
said, "and we in turn will noti- 
fy the proper authorities get 
the medical attention going, 

we'll do a police report on it, 
and if there is something 
involving insurance we'll send 
a copy of the report to fiscal 
affairs or business affairs office 
and it's taken care of,'' 

In order to properly fill out 
a report, an insurance claim 

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Life & Entertainment 6-8 

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Photo by Rob Morgan 

The NSU Jazz Band performed in the courtyard of the Student Union Wednesday as part of an SAB spon- 
sored event. The concert, as well as SGA elections, brought many University students to the Union. Free 
lunches were served during the event. 



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Enrollment increases in 2002 

From page 1 

dorms are overcrowded. As 
many as 40 students were left 
without dorms as late as Tues- 
day of the first week of 

"Before check-ins, we 
knew we were going to be 
short at least 50 beds," Sabine 
Hall student worker Erica 
Guidry said. 

Rapides Hall student 
worker Lacie Jackson antici- 
pated similar problems in her 

"When the semester start- 
ed, we had three people 
assigned to a room at a time," 
Jackson said. "The line at the 
housing office was out the 
door the whole first week." 

Many resident assistants 
had to forgo their private 
rooms to make space for the 
new students. According to 
Housing Director Woody 
Blair, at least 20 RAs had to 
bunk up the first week. 

Blair said that for the 
most part, students were 
cooperative when dealing 
with dormitory dilemmas. He 
admitted, however, that the 
housing office was quite 

"Well, we haven't gone 
crazy just yet..." Blair said, 

Overcrowding is apparent 
at both the Student Union and 
Iberville Cafeteria. Long lines 
and crowded eating areas 
have raised tensions between 
the students and food service 

"We have our share of 
attitudes from the students, 

Cars filled the residential parking lot behind Boozman Hall Wednesday afternoon, 
ment has aggravated an already existing parking problem on campus. 

Photo by Glenn Ward 

The increase in student enroll- 

but we try to handle the 
crowd as best we can," Vic's 
cashier Aquanette Jackson 

Some students feel that 
the attitudes are reversed. 

"Customer service has 
been placed on the backburn- 
er at Vic's," sophomore busi- 
ness major John Gillard said. 

Being late for class 
because of the length of lines 
is also a concern. 

"In Vic's, they need to 
open all the registers when 
there are lines wrapped 
around the building at lunch," 
said Jeremy Boudreaux, a sen- 
ior history major. 

Food service workers at 
both the Student Union and 
Iberville Cafeteria are work- 
ing to adjust to the abundance 
of students this semester. 

"We just increase our 

service to meet the demand," 
said Fred Lacey, night manag- 
er at Iberville Cafeteria. 

With so many students on 
campus, food is not the only 
thing in short supply. Text- 
books ran low this semester 
because of the increase in 

"Students have been very 
understanding about book 
shortages this semester," said 
Crystal Middlebrooks, a 
cashier at NSU Bookstore. 
"We explain the situation to 
them and most kids are pretty 
good about it." 

Long lines and back- 
ordered books made shop- 
ping at NSU Bookstore and 
Campus Corner an all-day 

Jobs are also in short sup- 
ply this semester. 

"It was hard enough to 

Student learns hard way 

From page 1 

must be filed. Your claim 
could be rejected if an accident 
is not reported. 

"Anytime you are 
involved in an accident, you 
need to report it to the police 
department," Det. Prescott 

University Police should be 
contacted before all other offi- 
cials such as health services, 


In last week's issue of the 
Current Sauce women's home- 
coming court nominee Hollie 
Townsend's name was misspelled. 

Also, in sports, sports editor 
Rob Morgan incorrectly named the 
Mississippi State Bulldogs as the 
MSU Bullfrogs. 

Please report any corrections 
to the Current Sauce staff in room 
225 of Kyser Hall. 

ambulances or fire depart- 
ment. The police will then take 
care of the situation for you. 
Examples of medical emergen- 
cies include seizures, asthma 
attacks and allergic reactions 
to medications or food prod- 

This procedure is not new, 
but is being enforced. It 
applies to students as well as 

Ray Meade, sophomore 
physical education major, is 
not enthused about this proce- 
dure. He has been to the emer- 
gency room eight times over 
the past nine days for kidney 
stones. He passed out from 
pain and was unable to contact 
the University Police. He got a 
bill for over a $1000. Usually, 
the University covers the bill. 
Unfortunately, he did not fill 

out the claim. He was not 
informed about this procedure 
before his initial emergency 
room visit. 

He later found out about 
the proper procedure when he 
went to report his visit to 
health services. Now he is 
stuck with the bill. 

"I paid $35 for student 
health insurance which is sup- 
posed to cover emergencies 
and student illnesses/'Meade 
said. "I have to report it to the 
University police, who could 
care less." 

He added that he does not 
even know how he would go 
about contacting the Universi- 
ty Police. 

University Police can be 
contacted by dialing 357-5431 
and health services can be con- 
tacted by dialing 357-5351. 


Worship Sunday 

11:00 a.m. 
Student Luncheon 
aad brief Bible Study 
after worship 

Make FBC your 
church home while 
away from home. 

"Sharing the UQHT In the city of lights' 

First Baptist Church 

508 Seooad Street 
Natchitoches, JLA 

find a job in Natchitoches 
before, but it seems like there 
are so many more people to 
compete with this semester," 
said Tabatha Kelly, a junior 
wildlife biology major. "It's 
almost impossible to land a 
job here without connec- 

With the departure of Job 
Location and Development 
head Evie Posey, NSU wel- 
comed a new face to take on 
the position. New JLD Officer 
Jeri Wright is working to 
improve both the system in 
use and the quality of jobs 
available for NSU students. 

"We are developing out- 
side the Natchitoches area," 
Wright said. "We're sourcing 
out jobs in Mansfield, Winn- 
field, and Many. We are try- 
ing to extend our area quite a 



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The Alcohol and Drug 
Awareness Education is holding 
an essay contest with cash 
prizes. All essays must be about 
consequences of alcohol and/or 
drug abuse. The winning essay 
will be published in The Current 
Sauce and its writer will win 
$75. Second place essay writers 
will win $50 and third place 
writers will win $25. 

Essays are due by October 
4 to Room 213 in Rapides Hall. 

Student Government 

The SGA will be hosting 
motivational speaker Rick 
Rigsby Sept. 25 at 7:30 p.m. in 
the Student Union Ballroom. 
For more information contact 
the SGA office at 4501. 

The Spanish Club 

The Spanish Club meets 
every Wednesday from 3-4 
p.m. For information on where, 
see Dr. Pratt. 

Student Activities Board 

Join an SAB committee! 
Come to room 214 of the 
Student Union for more 
information and meeting times. 

Want to be the next Lady of 
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Club NEQ 

Environmental Organization 
(NEO) has placed 24 recycling 
bins through out all buildings on 
campus with aluminum can 
soda machines. NEO meets at 
The Foundation (no affiliation) 
on Sundays at 6 p.m. 

Freshman Connection 

The Office of New Student 
Programs is looking for students 
with the ability to work in a 
team environment; leadership 
development potential; positive 
communication skills, a desire 
to work with students, parents, 
faculty and staff; good academic 
and disciplinary standing; and 
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meetings scheduled for Sept. 24 
at 3 and 4 p.m. and Sept. 25 at 8 
and 9 p.m. in the President's 
Room of the Student Union. 
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Broadway star Tovatt speaks to NSU theatre department 

By Levi Petree 

Sauce Reporter 

Veteran stage and film 
a ctor Patrick Tovatt visited 
students at the Northwestern 
State theater department last 

Tovatt has done it all in 
his career. He is an accom- 
plished actor, director and 
playwrite. His last two shows 
have been Tony Award win- 

Some of his stage credits 

include Copen- 
hagen (Broad- 
way), Our 
Hamlet, The Tem- 
pest, and Inherit 
The Wind. Tovatt 
was a recurring 
cast member on 
the NBC daytime 
drama Another 
World for nine years and he 
was also featured in the Stan- 
ley Tucci directed film Joe 
Gould's Secret. 

Patrick Tovatt 

Tovatt recently 
starred in Broadway's 
Proof as a character 
loosely based on John 
Nash, the central char- 
acter and real life fig- 
ure in Ron Howard's 
award winning film A 
Beautiful Mind. NSU 
did a production of 
Proof last year. 
Tovatt also assisted for- 
mer NSU theater standout 
Colin Trahan in preparing for 
his role. 

"The conversations we 
had played a big part in help- 
ing me to shape the final 
character that I had by per- 
formance time," Trahan said. 

Tovatt's visit is part of an 
ongoing system Theatre 
Department Head Jack Wann 
has tried to maintain 
throughout the years. 

By having his former col- 
leagues and students visit his 
current students, Wann hopes 
that it will provide insight for 
those wishing to maintain a 

career in the theater world. 

"The kids always seem to 
enjoy it when we bring pro- 
fessionals in," Wann said. 
"It's a chance for them to 
hear from other people who 
have worked in professional 
theater for a while and we 
hope they can give them a 
few pointers on what to 

"It's a wonderful career if 
you take it seriously and you 
work your butt off," Tovatt 
said. "It's tougher now to get 

started than it's ever been." 
Tovatt also had a few words 
to say about his long-time 
friend Wann. 

"If you are going to 
choose an insane business 
like this to be in, to have 
mentors who really love it 
and really know what they 
are doing, is a gift," Tovatt 
said. "There is nobody better 
to learn the business from 
than Jack. I should know. I've 
known him some eighty or so 

SGA cuts meeting short; 
elections wrap up today 

By Garrett Guillotte 

Sauce Reporter 

A brief SGA Senate meet- 
ing yielded no legislation and 
little else Monday, as senators 
prepared for the week's elec- 

The elections, which start- 
ed Wednesday and continued 
today, were to elect three sen- 
ators for each college under- 
graduate classification, Mr. 
and Miss NSU, and the men's 
and women's homecoming 

SGA president Stacie 
Cosby said the most of the 
SGA's members were busy 
promoting the election and 
hanging up signs with the 
candidates' photos and quali- 
fications or platform state- 


SGA Election Board mem- 
ber Sharmyn Little said paper 
ballots were used to vote for a 
student referendum that 
would change qualifications 
for positions in student media, 
particularly the Argus literary 

Little said that in order to 
prevent tampering, the ballots 
were placed inside the booths, 
then deposited by the voter 
into a box outside the booths. 

The referendum, authored 
by speaker of the senate Greg 
Comeaux and passed by the 
Senate two weeks ago, would 
change the SGA by-laws to 
allow graduate students to 
hold any chief student media 
position and make it easier to 
apply for the Argus editorship. 

A mix-up over items to be 
programmed into the voting 
machines kept the Argus reso- 
lution off the voting machines. 
Little said the problem forced 
the Board to improvise the 
paper solution in order to 
allow the students to vote on 
the referendum. 

Monday's weekly Senate 
meeting had only one bill on 
the agenda, a resolution to 
buy scantron testing forms for 
free distribution to students. 
That bill, however, never 
came to a vote and was aban- 

The move to rescind the 
bill came after SGA adviser 
Carl Henry said that he had 
already provided for the s 
cantron forms in the Student 
Union budget. 



Career/Graduate Day 

In the Student Union Ballroom 
Tuesday, September 24,2002 

9:00 AM- 12:00 PM 

> Seniors Only 9:00 AM-n:oo Am 

> All other classifications 11:00 AM- 12:00 PM 

Hosted by 
Counseling & Career Services 

Located in Room 305 
of the Student Union 
or call 

"All Students actively seeking full time employment, upon 
graduation in December 2002 or May 2003, will need to bring a 
resume and dress in appropriate interview attire. For a list of 
companies that will be attending please contact Becky Barton 
at 357-5021. 

Minutes 09-16-02 

Call to Order- 7:05 p.m. 

The prayer was lead by Kelli Miller. The 

pledge was lead by Mindy McConell. 

Roll Call 


Adam Allen 
Beau Boudreaux 
Greg Comeaux 
Stacie Cosby 
Tonietrius Greer 
Luke Hutchinson 
Jennifer Jenson 
Linzie Ledford 
Scott Manguno 
Dustin Mathews 
Mindy McConell 

Kelli Miller 
Taylor Morgan 

Adam Stoll 

Cade Strong 

Ryan Terry 
Elizabeth Hughs 
Cory Markham 
Elizabeth Webb 

Executive Reports 
Treasurer - Dustin Mathews 

The budget is not here yet.. 

Vice President - Jennifer Jenson 

The election sign up is not full. You have 
to have at a minimum one (1) hour 
working the poles. Also make sure you 
complete three (3) office hours a week. 

We will be having committee meetings 
this week. Department heads need to 
give me a report by noon next Monday. 
If you are going to be absent for some- 
thing, you need to hand in an excuse. 
You have two days before and after the 
event to get it excused. 

President - Stacie Cosby 

Last Friday there was a meeting at ULM. 
We will be focusing a lot on targeting 
young kids (8th and 10th graders espe- 
cially) to attend college. We will be 
doing this with shirts, fun toys, cups, 
and visiting them at their school. More 
info on that later. Don't forget to work 
the poles, and I need to see the Cabinet 

Departmental Reports 

Academic Affairs - Mindy McConell 

Meetings will be Mondays at 3:30. There 
was no meeting today. Scantron Give- 
away will start next Monday from 11-4. 
Dr. Rick Rigsby will be here Sept. 26th at 

External Affairs- Cade Strong 

We will be making election signs. 

Fiscal Affairs- Dustin Mathews 

Same as Treasurers report. 

Internal Affairs- Greg Comeaux 

Meetings will be Mondays at 3:00. Met 
for a while today, and discussed fiscal 
affairs by-laws. Ideas will go into effect 
when there are more members in the 

Student Affairs- Luke Hutchinson 

Meetings will be Wednesdays at 2:00. 

SAB Report- Beau Boudreaux 


Advisor's Report- Mr. Henry 

We realy need help working the poles on 
Wednesday and Thursday between 10 
am and 2 pm. Computers in the SGA 
office are for Senators and executives 
only. Please do not abuse these comput- 
ers or they will be taken away. 

Supreme Court Report- Supreme Court 


Old Business 

Nominations for the SAB/ Non-voting 
Representative. Linzie Ledford nomi- 
nates Ryan Terry. Ryan Terry accepts, 
and is approved by acclimation. 

New Business 

FA02-002 dealing with allocating money 
for scantrons was rescinded; Mr. Henry 
purchased the scantrons for us. Thank 
you Mr. Henry. There are no new 


Every body please help work elections. 
New Senator orientation will be next 
week. Dr. Rick Rigbsy will be here Sep- 
tember 26th, please come and bring your 
friends. It will be at 7:00 in the Ballroom. 

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September 19, 2002 

Words of Wisdom-Tip #6: Booze, Sex, Drugs 

part A: Booze 

My college 
career began inno- 
cently enough; I 
vvent to classes, 
band practice and 
spent all my other 
time with my over- 
weight girlfriend, 
the prime reasoning 
behind my enroll- 
ment at NSU. 

Ultimately, as with most 
high school to college couples, 
we broke-up; an action forcing 

Rob Morgan 
Managing Editor 

me to seek out other 
ways to exercise my 
free time. 

became my new 
favorite past time. 

It started the 
same way every 
night. Carlos, 
Cheney and myself 
would buy some 
family sized Demon 
Dazes from Maggio's and 
wrangle over to Phil's to play 
pool or darts. After consum- 

ing our frozen beverages with 
just the slightest sting of alco- 
hol and playing a few games 
of cutthroat, we would head 
to the lesbian Mecca, Yester- 

Now this is where I lose 
some readers. You might not 
recall Yesterdays as a hangout 
for women in comfortable 
shoes, but it was. A long, long 
time ago in a Natchitoches far, 
far way. 

Anyway, you should get 
the hint you are an alcoholic 

when the bartender knows 
exactly what you want to 
drink. For me it was a Three 
Wiseman, a shot containing 
Jack, Jim and Jose, and a 

The night would progress 
and my litmus test for drunk- 
enness was whether I could 
hit the commode or not. 

Ending around 1:30 a.m., 
we would pile into my car and 
head back to the dorm. This is 
what my life consisted of 
seven nights a week for 

about. ..well I'm not too sure 
how long it lasted. 

At the end of my second 
year, I decided not to return to 
NSU, or personally, the Uni- 
versity of Substance Abuse. I 
possessed neither the maturity 
nor the inclination to succeed 
in college. 

My GPA was a spectacular 
1.8, and out of the 23 hours 
attempted my spring semester 
I achieved 5 hours. 5 hours. I 
know guys that can't read and 
are not even enrolled in col- 

lege who earned more hours 
than me that semester. Hell, 
some gerbils have taken corre- 
spondence courses with more 
success than my first attempt 
at higher education. 

This personal recount is 
not meant to talk people out of 
binge drinking. It is written 
more to enlighten on the pos- 
sible outcomes of certain 
choices. Maybe your life won't 
go as off kilter as mine, but do 
you really want to risk it? 

Next Week, Part B: Sex. 

Hey look, I can write headlines too 

It's been said 
that headlines are 
the ammunition of 
the information age. 

If indeed that's 
the case, then the 
media should be 
more careful where 
they aim. 

On any typical 
day, the average 
person is assaulted 
by headlines in every facet of 
their life. These headlines 
range from global stories that 
may have little to no direct 
impact on the reader, to local 

Drew Shirley 
Sauce Columnist 

write-ups that may 
illicit strong respons- 
es from the public. 

It's the latter 
situation that can 
sometimes be a 
touchy matter. 

When report- 
ing news that will 
undoubtedly be of 
some importance to 
an individual or 
group of people on a personal 
level, some readers may see a 
responsibility on the part of 
the editor or writer to be sym- 
pathetic to the sensibilities or 

Uncommon Ground 

The Great Divide: Racer relations at NSU 

As a woman 
not yet accustomed 
to the ways of the 
South, I am sur- 
prised and discon- 
certed at the degree 
of racial segregation 
on Northwestern' s 

The division 
between black and 
white students in 
our classrooms, common 
areas, sporting events, and 
dorms is overwhelming. 
Even within large student 
organizations, there are defin- 
itive racial boundaries. From 
the seating patterns of stu- 
dents in the Union to the dra- 
matic divide between "black" 
and "white" fraternities and 
sororities, it is obvious that 
students are more than hesi- 
tant to allow change in the 
environments they are 
already comfortable in. 

Its seems to me that the 
majority of students here are 
either too busy to worry with 
this situation or are too afraid 
to step out of their own com- 
fort zones to try to change it. 

Last spring, for example, 
Candice Detillier wrote a let- 
ter to the editor about acts of 
discrimination that she had 
experienced at Iberville Cafe- 
teria. The letter was pub- 

Ashley Pierce 
Sauce Columnist 

ished twice in the 
Current Sauce, once 
on March 7, 2001, 
and again on March 
21, 2002. The fact 
that the letter 
sparked no 
response in either 
agreement or dis- 
agreement denotes 
the invisibility of 
the race issue on 


I challenge each of you 
reading this column to try to 
connect with someone on 
campus who may be different 
than yourself. We should 
attempt to approach our sur- 
roundings with a panoramic 
perspective, rather than the 
narrow scope of our own 

NSU is full of enough 
intelligent people with a 
desire to better this campus 
that we can surely overcome 
the racial divide that seems to 
have slipped into the social 
structure here. With all of us 
working on one accord, there 
is no doubt we can find a 
common ground. 

If you have any ques- 
tions, comments, or topic 
ideas, feel free to write us at 

Next week... Silence 
Equals Death. 

Current Sauce 

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situation that has impacted 
those involved or related to 
the story. 

Realistically this scenario 
is almost exclusive to local 
news. National and interna- 
tional headlines are usually 
clear-cut and straight to the 
point. Local stories, on the 
other hand, are more likely to 
directly impact individuals on 
a personal level- be it a death, 
criminal charge or public 
accusation. The way that story 
is presented will either draw 
the praise or ire of the target- 
ed readership. 

One cannot expect the 
media to act as both an unbi- 
ased outlet of information and 
an infinitely compassionate 
medium. There does, howev- 
er, exist a responsibility when 
dealing with news stories- a 
responsibility to remain 
impartial and fair, and at the 
same time avoid sensational- 

Yes, the whole idea 
behind a headline is to grab 
the reader and at the same 
time remain short and 
descriptive. However, some- 
times this can inadvertently 

be perceived as offensive or 

For example, a recent 
headline in The Alexandria 
Town Talk, which read "Princi- 
pal Kills Self," while techni- 
cally true, exhibited very little 
tact on the part of the writer 
or editor of that particular 
publication. The family of the 
person in question read this 
article, only to see their 
tragedy become an eye-catch- 
ing headline to shock. 

Granted, writers and edi- 
tors have a job to do and can- 
not agonize over individual 

sentiments, but there exists a 
certain art to headline writing. 
An art that should not only 
present a straight and to the 
point explanation of the story, 
but also show poise when 
dealing with subjects that may 
be construed as delicate to 
many readers of the paper. 

Nobody is asking the 
media to suddenly become 
completely compassionate at 
the expense of reporting news 
quickly and efficiently. But, 
what the media could stand to 
do is be accountable for the 
sensitivities of its patrons. 

Photo says 1,000 words 

Photo by Cheryl Thompson 

Who says there is no 
parking problem on campus? 
The photo on the left clearly 
shows plenty of parking, 
which for some reason, was 
barricaded for the construc- 
tion workers. The construc- 
tion workers are here for ren- 
ovations to Morrison Hall 
and the Family and Con- 
sumer Science building. 

Make no mistake, the 
workers are here only to 
make minimum wage to sup- 
port, God knows how many 
children. They are not here 
to sexually harass females 
who are walking to and from 
class, nor are they here to 
take up our parking. 

Kaleb Breaux, 

Letter to the editor: Why do they hate me?' 

In recent days an attack 
has been launched against me 
and my run for my fourth 
term serving the students of 
Northwestern as a member of 
their Student Senate. A select 
sect of flower-eating hippy 
scholars have banded togeth- 
er in an effort to thwart my 
efforts to be elected. They 
have even resorted to printing 
and posting propaganda call- 
ing me a "conservative hate 

monger" and asking their fel- 
low nap-heads to elect anyone 
other than myself. 

Well, I take this as a giant 
compliment. A group of 
scholars' hate me. In fact they 
hate me so much they have 
banded together to see I am 
not elected. This shows I 
must be doing something 

"Why do they hate me?" 
you may ask. Well I can think 

of a few reasons. I act normal, 
I wear shirts with buttons on 
them, and I believe in Jesus. 
This goes against everything 
that is good and right in the 
world of this group of schol- 

If this group of scholars' 
really has a problem with me I 
implore them to sign their 
name to their propaganda, or 
better yet come and express 
your problems and concerns 

to me one on one. I only ask 
that you bathe first and use 
some sort of oral hygiene 

In closing I wish to assure 
this group of scholars' that 
they have nothing to worry 
about if I get elected. I can't 
enforce mandatory bath time, 
random drug tests, or the 
forced combing of one's hair. 

Respectfully yours, 
Dustin G. Floyd 

Does America really bless God? 

By Ashley M. Gordon 

Sauce Opinion 

On Sept. 11, 2001, tragedy 
struck America. Consecutively, 
passenger airplanes flew into 
tower one and tower two of the 
World Trade Center in New 
York City and the Pentagon in 
Washington, D.C. Terrorism 
had hit again. 

Thousands of people were 
injured and thousands were 
killed. Instantly, Americans 
began to look to the govern- 
ment and God for answers. 
Billboards and commercials 
quickly appeared with the say- 
ing "God Bless America." 
Shirts and bumper stickers also 
began to p op up with quotes 

such as "In God We Trust", and 
"United In Prayer." Yet it's 
funny that Americans are beg- 
ging for God to bless America 
when over the last decade or so 
God has not been able to tell if 
America's blessing Him. So the 
real question is; Is America 
blessing God? 

On our currency we find 
"In God We Trust." In our 
pledge of allegiance we say 
"One nation under God." But 
do we actually take this all seri- 
ously? I don't think we do. 
America looks to God only 
when it's in need or when 
tragedy happ ens. Our country 
was built on the Bible and God, 
but now we want to take God 
out of our schools and out of 

our pledge of allegiance. 
What's next? Where does it 
stop and who will be bold 
enough to stop it? 

It is also very hard to fight 
terrorism in other countries 
when we have terrorism right 
here in our front yard. America 
is so busy fighting other coun- 
tries' battles yet, we are losing 
our battle with crime. Protect- 
ing other countries is some- 
thing we've done for ages, but 
we're having trouble protect- 
ing ourselves. 

People do not understand 
that if a person is unable to 
humble himself in the eyes of 
God, God himself will humble 
that person. America has gone 
years, even decades, without 

humbling itself. Even though it 
was a tragic event, Sept. 11 was 
America's humbling. 

It's now up to America to 
learn from it. We have to real- 
ize that our lesson will not be 
taught through violence, hate 
or even the American way of 
retaliation. We have to go back 
to what we used to know, what 
we used to do. We need to put 
prayer back in our schools. 
Love must be in our hearts and 
not hate. We must let God 
judge the enemy. Most of all 
we must let God be our leader 
so we can live "one nation 
under God." And as soon as 
America begins to bless God 
again, God will begin to bless 


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Women come together to fight breast cancer 

By Janie Warren 

Sauce Reporter 


von representa- 
^HRk tives, sorority 
^^^^j^L members and 
^H^city officials 

"joined together 
Tuesday at the Art Center in 
Natchitoches to host a nation- 
al initiative to raise awareness 
for breast cancer. 

The Avon Breast Cancer 
Crusade is an annual effort by 
the Avon Foundation that 
raises funds to assist in find- 
ing a cure for breast cancer. 
Avon sales representatives 
nationwide raise funds sever- 
al ways, including special pro- 
grams and events, a series of 
Avon Breast Cancer fundrais- 
ing walks, and the sales of 
"pink ribbon" products. 

"The Pink Line Project," 
which included the focus of 
Saving Lives and Saving 
Communities, is a project 
hosted by Avon Products Inc. 

Sorority mem- 
bers of Alpha Kappa Alpha 
and Phi Mu participated in 
the event. A pink line was 
painted along the sidewalk in 
front of the Art Center to 
demonstrate a commitment to 

preserving the health of 
women in Natchitoches. Pink 
lemonade, pink cotton candy, 
and pink deserts were served 
as part of the activities. Other 
activities included a live band 
and a "sexiest lips" contest. 

Medical administrator of 
Dr. Phyllis Mason's office, 
Katina Lyons said that Main 
Street Manager Courtney 
Hornsby who organized the 
project, contacted Lyons and 
asked for her participation. 

"We were happy to come 
because we stress regular vis- 
its for cancer prevention," 
Lyons said. 

Local physician Dr. Phyl- 
lis Mason was the main speak- 
er for the event. The topics 
she discussed included differ- 
ent tactics for prevention of 
breast cancer. Mason stressed 
the importance of women 
being under the care of a 
physician, performing month- 
ly breast exams, and after the 
age of 40, woman should 
undergo annual mammo- 

Mason said she thinks 
"The Pink Line Project" is a 
good way for women to rec- 
ognize how important it is to 
be aware of the most com- 
monly diagnosed cancer 

among women. 

"I think it's wonderful of 
the sorority ladies and hospi- 
tal workers to help with the 
effort,' Mason said. "The proj- 
ect is an effective event 
because we're reaching ladies 
of all ages," 

New Phi member Rachel 
Smith, said that Phi Mu was 
asked to bake goods such as 
cupcakes, cookies, and Rice 
Crispie Treats. The money 
received will be donated to 
the American Breast Cancer 
Society to help fund mammo- 
grams and other types of 

"I think it was good that 
we could all get together and 
work for such a worthy cause 
because so many women and 
men are affected by the can- 
cer," Smith said. 

Alpha Kappa Alpha mem- 
ber Kalprina Williams said 
that she appreciated the event 
as well. 

"I think that Dr. Mason 
was very informative in the 
topics she discussed and she 
explained those topics and 
statistics in ways that every- 
one understood," Williams 
said. "\ feel honored that we 
were asked to participate." 

■ Breast cancer is the sec- 
ond leading cause of cancer 
death in women, after lung 


■ Breast cancer is not one 
of the leading causes of 
death in women in general, 
but it is the leading cause of 
death in American women 
ages 40-55. 

■ Breast cancer is the sec- 
ond most common cancer 
in women, after skin cancer. 

■ Breast cancer kills 
approximately 41,000 
women in the United States 
each year. 

■ One in 8 women will 
develop breast cancer dur- 
ing her lifetime. 

■ More than 180,000 
women in the United States 
are diagnosed with breast 
cancer each year. 

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Photo by Glenn Ward 

Phi Mu member "LeeLee" Hebert and Alpha Kappa Alpha member Latisha 
Moham serve pink cotton candy at the breast cancer march Tuesday night. 

DJ Bizzy 

Photo courtesy Jana Freeman 

Micah Wilson, will release his second LP tentatively titled "Break'n 
Through Natchitoches." Wilson has even played at Club La Vila in Florida. 

By Katie Quibedaux 

Sauce Reporter 
Additional reporting by 
Karen Patriquin 

DJ Bizzy is a senior at 
Northwestern majoring in 
health and exercise science. 
DJ Bizzy is a DJ at the local 
club, The Pinnacle, but he is 
no ordinary student with an 
on-the-side job. 

Micah Wilson has been a 
DJ/ producer for three years 
and is about to release his 
second LP which is tentative- 
ly titled "Break'n Through 

Wilson calls himself "DJ 
Bizzy" and he has played at 
extremely popular spots such 
as Maco's in Alexandria, The 
Bedrock, Yesterday's, and 
even Club La Vila in Panama 
City, Florida— one of the 
largest clubs in America. 

Wilson got into deejaying 
with artists like Johnny Cage 
and DJ Trashy, popular on the 
club scene in Lafayette. Wil- 
son watched them mix some 
songs and decided to try it 


He then connected with Chad 
Paul, a veteran at The Pinna- 
cle, in his hometown of Baton 
Rouge. Since then Wilson has 
followed Paul's footsteps 
back to Natchitoches where 
he hopes to 

"bring in ■ He has played at 

the new." , , 

"This ex t reme ty popular 
town has spots...even Club La Vila 
the poten- \ n Manama City, Florida 
one of the largest clubs in 

new upbeat style music. Peo- 
ple need a change." 

Wilson's specialty is tech- 
no. His genre is local break 
beats mixed with '80s remixes 
and female backing vocals. 

Songs such as 

tial to be a 
fun place 
to go out," 

said. "The times are chang- 
ing and with that, the music 
is too. People here are tired 
of the same old songs every 
night when they go out. It's 
time to bring new age music 
to them, and that is what I am 

Wilson says the crowd in 
Natchitoches likes to listen to 
old stuff. 

"They don't like anything 
new," he said. "You go to any 
large city, Baton Rouge, or 
anywhere else and there is a 

Collins' "In 
the Air 
are fea- 
tured on 
his first CD 

"Out tha' 


Bizzy can take a slow tempo 
song like Lil' Troy's "Wanna 
Be a Bailer" or Journey's 
"Who's Crying Now" and 
speed it up and mix it to pro- 
duce a great dance song. 

"I like to make people 
happy," Wilson said. "I like 
to make my own music, and 
when I listen to people who 
like my own stuff it makes 
me happy." 

"I went from deejaying at 
the largest club in America 

(Club La Vila,) to getting my 
work time cut in half for a DJ 
that can't mix a salad." 

Wilson is referring to 
another local DJ who works 
at The Pinnacle, whom Wil- 
son claims does not have the 
right ingredients to compare 
to his original mixes. 

Bizzy's new LP features 
all new originals mixed 
entirely by him. He says it 
will be out in Sam Goody 
stores very soon. 

Jana Freeman, a close 
personal friend of Wilson, 
said DJ Trashy of Lafayette 
commented on DJ Bizzy say- 
ing he is a person to watch 
out for. 

"People don't realize that 
you cannot become a good DJ 
over night," Wilson said. 
"I've been doing this for three 
years, and there is still a lot I 
need to learn. There's more 
to it than just songs after 
songs, it's not supposed to 
sound like the radio, it's sup' 
posed to keep the people on 
their toes." 

Professor brings students home 

By Kyle A. Carter 

Sauce Reporter 

A local family is trying to bring 
a little culture to Natchitoches by 
allowing folk music performers to 
put on shows in their home. NSU 
professor Ben Rushing and his wife 
Cathy have been doing just that by 
having house concerts in their home 
for about three years. 

The Rushing family invites trav- 
eling folk music acts from across the 
nation to come stay in their home a 


enjoy the show. 

few nights. The 
family gives the 
room and board 
in return only 
asking that the 
performers play 
a show. The 
couple then 
invites any 
interested peo- 
ple to come 
They only charge 

the guests a $10 fee to attend. AH 

money made goes to the performer 
not the Rushings. 

"I look at it as throwing a party," 
Cathy said, "there is gong to be 
some expenses." 

The show takes on the form of 
parties, due to the close-knit gather- 
ing of friends enjoying the music. 
The household is full of snacks to 
munch and the Rushings make 
everyone feel welcome in their 

This past Friday, The Rushings 
hosted Jack Hardy in their home. 

Hardy, who is from New York, has 
been playing folk Music for close to 
41 years. 

"I've been playing house con- 
certs since before they were called 
house concerts, " Hardy said, before 
the start of his performance. "This is 
the natural habitat for this [folk] 

Hardy put on an intimate show 
for the crowd Friday night. He 
expressed closeness to the crowd 
that he finds lost in most large 
venue concerts. 

"I ran across an article in Texas 
Highways magazine on house con- 
certs," Ben said. 

The family started doing the 
house concerts after Ben read the 
article in August 1999, and they 
now try to hold shows every 
month in the fall and spring. 

Anyone interested in th* 
house concerts can e-mail th e 
Rushings at:; all ar e 
welcome to attend. 



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September 19, 2002 

The eighth wonder of the world: 

Why are my books so expensive? 

By Dominique Irvin 

Sauce Reporter 

Your teachers have made 
a decision. The books have 
been chosen. The bookstore 
has been notified. 

Now what? 

The booksellers contact 
the publishers to find out the 
prices of the books and to 
place orders. This may be 
the first time that price is 
ever discussed. 

"The professor may or 
may not know what the price 
is," Lee Waskom, owner of 
Campus Corner said. "The 
professors are choosing what 
they think is in their best 
interest... to teach the curricu- 

Some teachers may 
inquire about the price before 
hand while others are not 
aware until students com- 
plain-and they do complain. 
Most complaints are aimed at 
the bookstore. Waskom 
believes that most students 
have the impression that 
booksellers raise prices and 
pocket the money for them- 
selves. Not true. 

"The people who are get- 
ting the most money are the 
publishers," Waskom said. 
The price that the publisher 
sells the book for is the same 
no matter who buys it. After 
it is purchased from the pub- 
lisher, it is up to the individ- 
ual retailer to decide what the 

mark-up will be. 

Waskom uses a 20% margin 
in setting his prices. So, if a 
book costs $80, Waskom will 
sell it for $100. 


twenty per 
cent margin 

will have to buy it, so prices 
do not matter. 

"They [publishers] don't 
care what you think about it," 
Waskom said. 


has to 



Publishers hate used 
is at the low books, so every two years, 

they come out with a new from sel1 

-Lee Waskom 

About used books 

end of the 
said. "It is 

simply a 


decision I have made in order 
to lower my prices. I am sig- 
nificantly lower [than NSU]. 

prices are all over the place." 

However, publishers are 
constantly raising prices. 

"They raise the prices 
way above inflation. The 
national inflation rate is 
about three or four percent," 
Waskom said. 

According to Waskom the 
average inflation rate for 
publishers is 8% to 15%, 
depending on the publisher. 
Waskom thinks of the 
publishing industry as a 

"The textbook industry 
is an unusual industry," 
Waskom said. "It's the only 
industry I know of where the 
customer doesn't get to select 
from a variety of books." 

Publishers know that if a 
book is required, students 

ing books 
not only to 
pay him- 
self, but 

also to pay 

for the cost 
of running Campus Corner. 
That includes paying all 
the bills, employees, dam- 
ages, restocking fees, 
shipping of books from the 
publisher and shipping if 
he has to return books. 

"I have to ship back 
about 30 percent of what I 
bring in," Waskom said. 

The majority of 
Waskom's business is used 
books, which can sometimes 
be a problem. 

"Publishers hate used 
books, so every two years, 
they come out with a new 
edition," Waskom said. It is 
hard for Waskom to keep 
used books for very long 
because of the new editions, 
especially if teachers require 

"The publishers also try 
these other games," Waskom 
said. They sometimes insert 
CD's and subscription servic- 

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don't need that mess. 

They put stuff in there so 
that there is no way you can 
sell it used/' Waskom said. 
"I can't buy it back [from stu- 
dents] because I can't resell 
it," Waskom said. 

Waskom has the option 
of shipping the books to 

another school that is accept- 
ing used books, but that is 
also another cost he has to 
pay for. When 
possible, he will hold on to 
used books that might be 
used the next semester. 

New or used, books for a 
semester can add up to a lot 
of money. 

"They're expensive for 
you, they're expensive for 
me," Waskom said. "I have 
to sometimes go get loans 
just to cover the books on the 
shelf that are going to sit 
there until next semester." 

When Waskom first 
opened Campus Corner in 
1988, the average price of a 
new book was $45. "The 
average price of a new book 
these days is $100 and every 
semester it goes up," 
Waskom said. 

Used books are 
generally 25% off the cost of 
new books. When the price 
of new books goes up, the 
price of used books goes up 
also, but not as fast. 

"If you have a new book go 
up $10, the used book price will 
go up the $7.50," Waskom said. 
"Pretty soon, used books are 
going to cost $110. 

Personally, I think the 
students need to see this as a cost 
of education; like cost of 
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Bernnize Fonseca going up against players from ULM. 

By: Tasha N. Braggs 

Sauce Reporter 

The Demon Volleyball 
team swept up a double victo- 
ry during debut conference 
games against Centenary Col- 
lege and University of 
Louisiana at Monroe on Tues- 

NSU's Volleyball team 
began with Centenary at 11 
a.m. Northwestern swept Cen- 
tenary 3-0 raising the Demons' 
record to 8-8. 

The midday win over Cen- 
tenary, by 30-8, 30-28, 30-14, 
gave Northwestern more vic- 
tories than it had all of last 
year in a 6-23 campaign. 

Christina Stone led NSU in 
the game with an impressive 
hit of .533 (8 kills, errors, 15 

Flavia Belo had 34 assists 
and Bernnize Fonseca had 4 

Later that night, NSU 
rolled 30-16, 30-25 before ULM 
bounced back for a defeat in 

the third game. The Demons 
pulled away with a 30-20 vic- 
tory against ULM in the fourth 

NSU Lady Demons have 
expectations for the other con- 
ference games to follow. 

"I feel really good because 
we beat two very strong teams 
in the conference, and we have 
potential to be in the top six or 
higher. We are setting a record 
that was better than last year," 
Shannon Puder, Demon Vol- 
leyball player, said. 

Northwestern plays at 
home on Friday night at 7 p.m. 
against Stephen F. Austin and 
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the Current Sauce 


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Demons tackle Delaware into submission; prepare for Georgia 

By Joshua Barrios 

Sauce Reporter 

After a long day of plane 
and bus rides that stretched 
over 1,300 miles and eight 
states, and, not to mention, a 
football game, the Demon 
football team finally arrived 
home from Dover, Delaware. 

"It felt good to home and 
to be able to finally relax," 
kicker Josh Storres said. 

The Demons, indeed, 
deserved some relax time after 
taking the Hornets on a roller 
coaster ride that left the 
Demons with a 34-14 victory. 

"It was the first game this 
season that we put the run- 
ning and passing games 
together," head coach Scott 
Stoker said. 

This proved to be a good 
strategy as the Demons totaled 
over 400 yards in the game. 
The passing game attributed 

Photo by Gary Hardamon 

A Delaware State player made the mistake of possession and is punished by 6 Demon players 
during last Saturdays game. 

243 yards while the running 
game brought 175 yards. 

After a scoreless first 
quarter the Demons stepped 
up to take charge. 

"Once our offense adjust- 
ed, we produced," deep snap- 
per Seth Ortego said. 

By the end of the game the 
Demons had given the ball to 

Shelton Sampson 

'Even though he's not a starter, he plays like one...' 

and the way he talks gets us 
excited to play." 

Senior safety Eric Louis 
supports Sampson's success. 

"He's really playing hard, 
and he deserves the honor," 
Louis said. "Even though he's 
not a starter, he plays like one." 

Stoker is pleased with 
Sampson's performance and 
believes that he is a valuable 

"I think he has incredible 
potential and when he grows 
up, it's going to be scary," 
Stoker said. "He's a good kid 
with untapped material." 

Sampson is a Baton Rouge 
Redemptory High alumnus. 
He said that his football schol- 
arship and the want to leave 
Baton Rouge motivated him to 
come to NSU. 

Sampson also said that 
some family friends are big 
Southern fans, but they sup- 
port his being a part of the 

"My parent's friends talk 
noise sometimes about the 
competition between Southern 
and Northwestern, but they 
still support me," Sampson 

Sampson said that he real- 
izes the rivalry and excitement 
the fans display every year 
during the NSU-Southern 
game, but Southland confer- 
ence games are the team's 
main focus. 

"I think we'll do well this 
season and we really look for- 
ward to conference games," 
Sampson said. 

Sampson is a general stud- 
ies major. His goals for the sea- 
son are unlimited. 

"I want to win conference, 
make it deep in the playoffs, 
and win the whole thing," 
Sampson said. 

Photo by Gary Hardamon 

Sampson, NSU running back, in the Aug. 29 game against Delta State. 

By Janie Warren 

Sauce Reporter 

A stadium full of Southern 
Jaguar and Northwestern State 
Demon fans cheered in excite- 
ment while bands battled each 
other in competition as the 
final minutes of the game 

The results of the game 
between NSU and Southern 
included a 30-20 victory for the 
Demons and a team of players 
that performed well. 

Sophomore tailback, Shel- 

ton Sampson broke a 60- yard 
run during the final minutes of 
the Northwestern-Southern 
game last Saturday. He totaled 
157 yards in only his second 
collegiate game. 

Sampson was named the 
Southland Offensive Player of 
the Week last week. He attrib- 
utes much of his motivation to 
Demon head coach Scott Stok- 
er, and to his teammates. 

"Stoker always motivates 
us and makes us want to play" 
Sampson said. "I don't think 
he realizes it, but his attitude 

John Gilpin, Brent Smith, Jere- 
my Lofton and Derrick 
Johnese to score a total of five 

Johnese would run 125 
yards and take two of those 
touchdowns himself. 

To assist with making 
these plays were wide receiver 
Devon Lockett who would 
make a 65-yard reception to 
bring the ball to the one-yard 
line, and cornerback Terrence 
McGee who intercepted two 
Hornet passes to give the 
offense another drive. 

The Demons produced 
defensively taking 88 yards 
from the Hornets in 18 tackles 
behind the line of scrimmage. 
They fought hard enough to 
hold their offense to two 
touchdowns and only 212 
total yards. 

"We did nothing different 
than we do every week," 
defensive coach Darren Drago 

said. "We line up, do what we 
need to do and try to hold 

With all of this in mind 
one would think that the team 
would celebrate. 

However, that is not the 
case. The Demons have moved 
on from last week's game to 
their next opponent, the Uni- 
versity of Georgia. Next week 
the Demons will face the Bull- 
dogs on their home field in 
Athens, Georgia. 

Although the Bulldogs are 
ranked eighth in the SEC, the 
Demons do not seem to be 

"The players seem more 
excited than nervous," Drago 

However they are aware 
of the challenge the Bulldogs 
bring to this division 1-AA 

"They're playing with 
older guys so I'm expecting no 

mistakes," Stoker said. 

"They're number eight for 
a reason. We're going to have 
to play hard and try to make 

According to coaches the 
Bulldog offense is not any. 
thing the Demons have not 
seen before and that they will 
be ready to play on Saturday. 

"The SEC is the pinnacle 
of college football," Stoker 
said. "It's a privilege any time 
we get to play a SEC school. 
It's a chance that does not 
come around often." 

Knowing that last week 
brought victory hardly moti- 
vates the team. 

Stoker said, "Playing a 
SEC team should be enough." 

Perhaps it is best put as 
said by Football Secretary 
Elizabeth Holloway. 

"They're all focused oit 
Georgia now. Delaware is in 
the past." 

Christina Stone 

With a belief in God and herself, Stone is a Demon on fire 

By Tasha N. Braggs 

Sauce Reporter 

For the past four years, 
senior volleyball player 
Christina Stone has seen many 
victories and loses with the 
NSU Demon Volleyball team. 

After making the All Tour- 
nament Team at Western Illi- 
nois and at Arkansas State and 
some of the highest statistics in 
the conference, Stone is look- 
ing forward to setting a new 
record with her teammates. 

Christina Stone is a native 
of Houston, TX. She began 
playing volleyball at the age of 
11, before junior high school. 

In 1999, Stone accepted a 
volleyball scholarship to NSU. 

She is a nursing major and 
plans to have a career in pedi- 
atric oncology, which deals 
with children who have can- 

"I feel that God has called 
me to be a nurse," Stone said. 

With a busy schedule of 
volleyball and school, Stone is 
also an active member of the 
Fellowship of Christian Ath- 

" I love to spend time with 
God," Stone said. 

Christina Stone is an out- 
side hitter, which is on the 
front row and hits the ball to 
the left. 

This season, Stone feels 
very positive about making 
the top 6. 

She feels that the most 
challenging game to team is 
the Steven F. Austin game, 
which the team is playing this 

"Steven F. Austin is a very 
big game, and we are going 
into it with a positive mind 
set," Stone said. 

Stone says that her best 

Photo by Gary 


A senior at NSU, Christina Stone has added greatly to the Lady Demon 
volleyball team. 

memories of volleyball hap- 
pened this season. 

" I am the only senior and 
the girls look up to me. It feels 
great to be a part of the 
rebuilding that Coach Davis 
started this season," Stone 

As she reflected on he' 
volleyball career, Stone ga vt 
words of wisdom for her 
low teammates. 

"Believe in yourself an* 
your teammates. Aiwa)' 
remember that without Goo 
there is nothing." 

Lady Demons soccer beats the Ragin' Cajuns; heads to Centenary Tournament 

By Joshua Barrios 

Sauce Reporter 

The Lady Demons soccer 
team beat ULL and are now 
looking forward to their next 

The Lady Demons faced 
the ULL Ragin' Cajuns last Fri- 
day, and came out victorious 
with a final score of 4-2. 

During last Wednesday's 
loss to Centenary sophomore 
Brittany Hung was red carded, 
which caused her to sit out the 
following game. 

This allowed for first-year 

player Rachel Folk to step in 
against the Cajun's. 

Fold went on to score three 
of the team's four goals and 
assured the win with eleven 
minutes left in the game. 

"Rachel did super," head 
coach Jimmy Mitchell said. 
"She proved herself against 

competition. We will be find- 
ing more ways to get her on 
the field." 

With that victory behind 
them and their record now at 
2-3-1 the Lady Demons now 

have their sights set on this 
weekend's Centenary College 
Tournament where they will 
face Arkansas State and the 
University of Arkansas-Little 
Rock at home. 

Arkansas State is ranked 
eighth in the Sunbelt Confer- 
ence with a 2-4 record, which 
makes Friday's match up 
equal. However, Mitchell still 
has his worries. 

"We have more quickness 
than Arkansas State, but they 
are very organized," Mitchell 

"They will be tough teams, but if we deep our 
focus we will do good..." 

-Jimmy Mitchell 
Head coach, Lady Demon soccer 

About facing Arkansas State and Arkansas 
Little Rock in the Centenary College 


The University of 
Arkansas-Little Rock is ranked 
third in the Sunbelt Confer- 
ence and may be the biggest 

Their first and only loss 
came last week against Ten- 
nessee-Martin after the Lady 
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us so we will have to foC 
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they will play to their top at" 

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but if we deep our focus * 
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Junior Glenn Tillman and freshmen Marlon Turner and Adam Foster work the audio booth during a shooting of the News 22 student newscast. 

On the Air 

By Katie Quebedeaux 

Sauce Reporter 

Northwestern has a new 
NSU22 crew this semester. 

The new crew is a larger 
crew with a lot of new faces, 
as well as some returning stu- 
dents. The station is becom- 
ing popular, and as a result, 
there is a larger variety of stu- 
dent participation. 

The students involved in 
NSU22 said the larger pro- 
duction crew is beneficial to 
their weekly newscasts. Just 
under a year ago there were 
only two producers and two 
assistant producers. This 
semester there are four pro- 
ducers and eight assistant 

"Now we have a real big 
variety of people to put their 
input in instead of just one or 

two people trying to come up 
with something," returning 
anchor Trisha Cormier said. 
"The time (producers spend 
working on stories) gets cut 
down in half at least." 

"Plus with more people, 
you can come up with craftier 

things to 

say," sports 
ton said. 

"We look at NSU22 as a 
lab somewhat unlike the 
other student media." 

at 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. There 
are different anchors on each 

The students of NSU22 
are also hoping the larger 
newscast will achieve a 
broader horizon of viewer- 

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do it for the 
ton said. "If 
you don't 


from jour- 

nalism classes 3470, 4400, and 
4440 turn in packages - pack- 
aged stories - for the NSU 

The news is then aired 
live by the NSU22 crew at 
3:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and 
Thursdays. Reruns are shown 

-Mary Brocato want to go 
NSU22 Adviser to the 



giving you the rundown of 
what happened, and even if 
you did go to the game, I'm 
going to give you something 
you didn't know." 

NSU22 is a campus- 
based station. Cormier said 
any big event that happens 

on campus that otherwise 
might have been unknown 
about can be viewed on 

"In every package there is 
usually short interviews with 
students," Cormier said. "We 
get footage of students in the 
union, students at different 
events, SAB events and SGA. 
You might see yourself, your 

The NSU22 crew said 
they are all friends and they 
agree the experience they get 
from the station is valuable 
and rewarding to them. 

The older students are 
excited about the new stu- 
dents on the crew being real- 
ly involved this semester. The 
crew as a whole expects a bet- 
ter news program that is fun 

■ Continued on page 4 
See NSU22... returns to the tube 

What's the big deal about 


As the fall semester begins 
t° near midterm, students pre- 
pare for their first tests, but it 
J s not just the students prepar- 
ing for tests. 

Departments, like journal- 
,Sr n, industrial engineering 
ar >d technology, and masters in 
student personnel services, are 
also getting ready for test of 
tneir own. These tests come in 

NSU22 weekend forecast 

the form of an accreditation 

Don Hatley, dean of the 
college of liberal arts, said, 
"Accreditation means that 
individual programs meet 
national standards of educa- 

By being accredited, ' it 
means for students that cours- 
es offered are recognized by 
employers, graduate schools 
and other undergraduate 
schools as being conducive to 

set regional and national stan- 

"Accreditation means a 
pursuit of excellence," Joel 
Worley of the college of busi- 
ness said. 

To become an accredited 
organization, whether a 
department or school, it must 
first choose an accreditation 
association to sponsor them 
about two years before actual 
accreditation hearings. 

"No matter what, accredi- 

tation is a two year process," 
William Brent, head of the col- 
lege of creative and perform- 
ing arts, said. 

Such associations could be 
the Association for the 
Advancement of Collegiate 
Schools of Business, which 
sponsors the college of busi- 
ness, or the Southern Associa- 
tion of Colleges and Schools, 
which sponsors the whole uni- 
■ Continued on page 2 
See Accreditation preparations 

115 nabbed in national 
'date rape' drug bust; 
Natchitoches unaffected 

From CNN reports 

with additional reporting by 
Sauce Reporter Linda D. Held 

One hundred and fifteen 
people were arrested in 84 
cities in the United States and 
Canada over a span of two 
days for trafficking "date rape" 
drugs via the Internet, CNN 
reported Thursday. 

The operation targeted 
sellers of GHB (gamma 
hydroxy butyrate), GBL 
(gamma butyrolactone), and 
1,4 butanediol, sometimes 
called BD. 

Greg Dunn, assistant chief 
of narcotics for the Natchi- 
toches Police Department, said 
no GHB was seized in Natchi- 
toches as part of the raid. 

"We have gotten marijua- 
na, zanbars, oxycontin, and 
X... we've gotten reports of 
GHB use, but haven't seized 
any," Dunn said. 

The seizure of drugs has 

skyrocketed in recent months, 
John Varrone, assistant com- 
missioner for the U.S. Customs 
Service, said. Last year, there 
were 47 confiscations of the 
drugs; this year there have 
been 900, nearly all of them at 
the Canadian border, Varrone 

Locations where suspects 
were arrested include Quebec; 
Buffalo, N.Y.; Mobile, Ala.; 
Sparta, Tenn.; San Diego, 
Calif.; and Saint Louis, Mo., 
CNN reported. 

CNN's story said Canadi- 
an websites usually sell the 
drugs in liter-sized bottles. The 
drugs are sometimes used at 
"rave" parties. Drinks spiked 
with the colorless, odorless 
drugs are usually consumed 
for the chemical euphoria they 
can evoke, but sometimes as 
the first step in sexual assault. 

The DEA has documented 
72 deaths related to GHB and 
its derivatives. 

SGA run-offs 
to end today 

By Ashley Pierce 

Sauce Reporter 

The student body elected 20 members 
to serve on the 2002 NSU Homecoming 
Honor Court, including a King and 
Queen, and eight student Senators on 
Sept. 18 and 19. 

Run-off elections for Mr. and Miss 
NSU and three Freshman Class Senator 
positions started Wednesday morning 
and continued through this afternoon. 

"It's really exiting to have been nom- 
inated," Jennifer Paul, a member of this 
year's Homecoming Court, said. "I know 
it's going to be a busy week, but I'm look- 
ing forward to having a good time." 

Dymphna Davis and Laci Stokes, can- 
didates for Miss NSU, also are on the 
Homecoming Honor Court. Stokes, who 
received the most votes of the 10 women, 
was named Homecoming Honor Court 

"I'm just taking it all in right now," 
Stokes said. "It's an amazing honor to 
have even been nominated with the 
record enrollment this year. It's really 
blowing my mind." 

"There were tons of amazing people 
nominated, "Stokes said. "Both Dymphna 
and I are aptly qualified." 

There will also be a run-off between 
Quincy Spencer and Miguel Womack for 
the title of Mr. NSU. The run-off will fin- 
ish this afternoon as well. 

Spencer has also been nominated to 
serve as the 2002 NSU Homecoming 

Six candidates will be involved in a 
run-off for Freshman Class Senator. Only 
three candidates can serve as Senator 
during the year-long term. 

The candidates include April John- 
son, Amanda Breaux, Christopher Henry, 
Chad Maggio, Kimberly DeVille and 
Kayla Brossett. 

Run-off results will be announced 
tonight at 6. 










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Families prepare for Isidore 

English professor honored 

Georgia crushes Demons 


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News 2-4 

Features 5 

Editorials 6 

Life & Entertainment 7-8 

Sports 9-10 


September 26, 2002 

the Current Sauce 


Page Designer: 

Garrett Guillotte 

L.A. families accuse national AKA 
of hazing with $100 million lawsuit 

By Justin Shatwell 

Sauce Reporter 

The families of two dead 
sorority pledges in Los Ange- 
les are suing the sorority's 
national chapter for more than 
$100 million. 

The Alpha Kappa Alpha 
pledges, Kristin High and 
Kenitha Saafir, were found 
drowned off a Los Angeles 
beach on Sept. 9. 

Though the police initially 

deemed it as an accident, an 
independent investigator 
hired by the families claimed 
to have found evidence that 
the girls were engaged in a 
hazing ritual. 

The families' suit argues 
that after several days of being 
made to do embarrassing 
chores, the two sleep- 
deprived girls were brought to 
the Dockweiler State Beach 
and instructed to "engage in a 
tiring set of rigorous calisthen- 

ics on the sucking sand of the 

After this, the suit claims 
High and Saafir were led into 
the riptide of the ocean blind- 
folded and tied by their 

A statement released bv 
lawyers for the families said, 
"The waves were cresting at 
six to eight feet and creating a 
strong under-current resulting 
from riptides." 

The suit alleges that the 

rough conditions of the water 
was the cause of the two girls' 

The NSU chapter of Alpha 
Kappa Alpha has not yet 
made an official statement 
about the incident. 

However, one unnamed 
local sorority chapter 
spokesman reiterated that 
NSU has a strict no-hazing 
policy that all organizations 
on campus are required to 
adhere to. 

NSU22, new crew returns to the tube 

■ From page 1 

to watch. 

"The journalism depart- 
ment here is the best in the 
state. I think it is," Cormier 

Cormier and Wethington 
both agree that the station's 
facilities are adequate for 
broadcast students who need to 
prepare for jobs in the real 

"We got a set and a crew 
like no one else," Wethington 

"This is where you're going 
to mess up if you need to mess 
up before you get out into the 
real world," Cormier said. 

University student Kyle 
Carter watches NSU22 and 
said it is because the crew 
involves his fellow students, 
and he has respect for what 
they are trying to do. 

The NSU 22 crew enjoys 
being a part of the newscast, 

m 3 




Photo by Sheryl Thompson 

NSU22 crew members prepare Tuesday afternoon before filming an edition of News 22. The student newscast airs six times a week. 

because it gives them a chance 
to meet new people, get on 
camera, and get to know pro- 

"It's a learning experience 
for all of them," said Mary Bro- 
cato, assistant journalism pro- 
fessor and NSU22 adviser. "We 

look at NSU 22 as a lab some- 
what unlike the other student 

Things to watch for on the 
news this fall semester are 
highlights on sports, the NSU 
Preview show on weekends, 
new anchors, creative stories, a 

news ticker, and maybe footage 
of yourself roaming around 
somewhere on campus. 

Students interested in get- 
ting involved with NSU22 still 
can. There are plenty of jobs for 
students to do. Contact Brocato 
in room 108D of Kyser Hall. 

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Alcohol and Drug Awareness 

The Alcohol and Drug 
Awareness Education is holding an 
essay contest with cash prizes. All 
essays must be about 
consequences of alcohol and/or 
drug abuse. The winning essay will 
be published in The Current Sauce 
and its writer will win $75. Second 
place essay writers will win $50 
and third place writers will win 

Essays are due by October 4 
to Room 2 13 in Rapides Hall. 

Student Government 

The SGA will be hosting 
motivational speaker Rick Rigsby 
tonight at 7:30 in the Student 
Union Ballroom. For more 
information contact the SGA 
office at 4501. 

Spanish Club 

The Spanish Club meets every 
Wednesday from 3 to 4 p.m. For 
more information, contact Dr. Pratt 
in Room 3 14E or call at 357-5590. 

Student Activities Board 

Attention all organizations. 
Homecoming packets are due on 
Oct. 7 at 4:30 p.m. 

Join an SAB committee! 
Come to Room 214 of the Student 
Union for more information and 
meeting times. 

Want to be the next Lady of 
the Bracelet? Come to Room 214 
of the Student Union to sign up. 

Come celebrate Family Day 
on Oct. 5. Ventriloquist Keith 
Haddrill will perform at 2 p.m. 
Registration begins at 1 p.m. for 
families. There will be door prizes 
and entertainment. 

Club NEO 

Northwestern Environmental 
Organization (NEO) has placed 24 
recycling bins throughout all 
buildings on campus with 
aluminum can soda machines. 
NEO meets at The Foundation (no 
affiliation) on Sundays at 6 p.m. 

Psychology' Club 

The NSU Psychology Club 
encourages all Psychology majors 
and minors to join. Meetings are 
held in Bienvenu Hall in Room 
305 every other Monday afternoon 
at 3 p.m. The next meeting will be 
held on Monday at 3 p.m. There is 
no specific GPA required! 

Phi Mu 

Phi Mu would like to 
congradulate Jessica Breaux and 
Allison Miers for being selected to 
the 2002 Homecoming court. We 
would also like to welcome Kathy 
Williams, our National President, 
to Northwestern State University. 


Copies of the 2002 NSU 
student literary journal, Argus, 
may be picked up in the Writing 
Center, 335 Kyser Hall, beginning 
Friday. This year's Argus includes 
a CD containing original musical 
compositions by NSU students. 
There is a limit of one journal and 
CD to each student. 

***To see your Campus 
Connection in next week's issue 
of the Current Sauce, bring a 
typed Connection to room 225 of 
Kyser Hall. Or if you would like 
to e-mail your connection send it 

currentsaucc tf 


■ From page 1 

versity regionally. 

After choosing a sponsor, 
the organization will receive a 
list of criteria for accreditation. 
This list can include a certain 
size faculty, specific classes to 
be taught, specific types of 
equipment, etc. 

The organization then 
changes to meet these criteria. 
About six months before 
accreditation hearings, the 
group can next call in a con- 
sultant to determine if the 
school complies with the 
required criteria. 

The consultant lets the 
organization know what to 
change or not change. After 
the consultant leaves, the 
group then makes more 
changes or keeps themselves 
the same depending on the 
consultants information. 

About two months before 
actual accreditation is given, a 
team comes in from the spon- 
sor and checks to assure the 
organization meets their set 
standards. The team will inter- 
view students, faculty and 
department staff, study past 
graduate history to see how 
those students fared in the job 
world, sit in classes, etc. to see 
if the group fists the associa- 
tion's standards. 

Finally the team releases a 
report either positive or nega- 
tive. The group is given time 
to respond to negative reports. 
Accreditation is usually 
awarded in November and 
June and organizations usual- 
ly have to under go accredita- 

tion every 10 years. 

There are also different 
levels of accreditation. There is 
totally unaccredited where the 
organization does not meet 
any of their sponsor's criteria. 

There is provisional 
accreditation where the organ- 
ization is put on a probation 
period to make changes to 
itself. Under provisional 
accreditation, the organization 
is not completely off their 
sponsor's criteria but may 
have a few problems that need 

Finally, total accreditation 
is when the group is accredit- 
ed because it meets all stan- 

"It is a very important 
performance indicator," Ran- 
dall Webb, University presi- 
dent, said. "NSU is the only 
university in the state to have 
100 percent of its eligible 
degrees nationally accredit- 

It is important for a group 
to be regionally accredited 
before it is nationally accredit- 
ed. By being regionally accred- 
ited, the group will have an 
easier time applying for 
national accreditation. 

Accreditation simply 
places a level of excellence on 
a department or school. By 
being accredited students 
become the sole beneficiaries 
of the school's pursuit for 
excellence. A nationally 
accredited organization says 
to others that the students in it 
are being taught the skills to 
allow them to compete on a 
national level. 

the Current Sauce 

Page Designer: 

Garrett Guillotte 



September 26, 2002 

SGA inducts senators, passes $14.8k budget 

By Garrett Guillotte 

News Editor 

When SGA senator-at- 
large Scott Manguno stood up 
to start the student senate's 
prayer at Monday's weekly 
meeting, he hesitated for a 

It was just long enough of 

a pause for newly-elected jun- 
ior class senator Dustin Floyd 
to start it for him, proceeding 
to thank God for being there 
and for giving the senate the 
ability to help the students. 

Then Floyd went right 
into the pledge, just as sched- 
uled. When he sat down, 
Floyd was positively beam- 


"Game on," Floyd said, 
smiling quietly as he and the 
rest of the senate sat down. 

At a speedy meeting 
where SGA president Stacie 
Cosby asked the senate for 
more legislation, Floyd - 
despite not being officially 
sworn in until 15 minutes into 

the meeting - came prepared 
with two bills, each co- 
authored by fellow senator 
Luke Hutchinson. 

The legislation, to spend 
$260 to fund the Homecoming 
Honor Court banquet and 
$113.29 for the Honor Court 
Queen's crown, was tabled 
until next week as per usual 

senate rules regarding non- 
emergency bills. 

Cosby said she would 
soon suggest a student 
supreme court justice 
appointee to the senate. The 
senate must approve anyone 
chosen to fill a vacancy in the 
school career-long post. 

The senate also approved 

the SGA's $14,820 budget, 
which includes S8,663 set 
aside for supplies, $7,082 for 
scholarships and $3,570 for 
travel expenses. 

Approval of the budget 
had been delayed by prob- 
lems in printing the final 
numbers, fiscal affairs chair 
Dustin Mathews said. 

Minutes 09-23-02 

Call to Order - 7:14 p.m. 

The prayer was lead by Dustin 
Floyd. The pledge was lead by 
Dustin Floyd. 

Roll Call 

Adam Allen 
Greg Comeaux 
Stacie Cosby 
Tometrius Greer 

Liz Hughes 
Luke Hutchinson 
Jennifer Jensen 
Linzie Ledford 
Scott Manguno 
Dustin Mathews 
Mindy McConell 
Kelli Miller 
Adam Stoll 
Cade Strong 
Ryan Terry 

Cory Markham 
Taylor Morgan 
Elizabeth Webb 

Executive Reports 
Treasurer - Dustin Mathews 

The budget is printed out, look over 
it and if you have any questions, 
please see me. 

Cade Strong walked in. 

Vice President - Jennifer Jenson 

The election run-off s will be this 
Wednesday and Thursday. You 
have to have at a minimum one (1) 
hour working the poles. Also, make 
sure you complete three (3) office 
hours a week. Department heads 
need to give me a report on their 
meeting this week, I only have two 
turned in. If you are going to be 
absent for something, you need to 
hand in an excuse. You have two 
days before and after the event to 
get it excused. 

President - Stacie Cosby 

Student Technology budget has 
been started. The Adult Learning 
Center should be up at the end of 
this week. LACUSPA/COSBP is 
next Monday, thru Wednesday. Due 
to the outrageous expenses, no one 
will be able to go with me, however 
there will be a COSBP October 26th 
and 27th. The One Card system is 
still underway. I am attending a 
workshop in Baltimore MD to fur- 
ther discuss it. Please start writing 
your legislation. You need two 
pieces by the end of the semester. 
The nominations for the Supreme 
Court Justice will be next week. We 
need to decide who will participate 
in this year's homecoming parade. 

Departmental Reports 

Academic Affairs - Mindy 

I am passing around the Pick-a-Prof 
petition. Please sign it if you sup- 

port it. Dr. Rick Rigsby will be here 
Sept. 26th at 7:00. 

External Affairs - Cade Strong 

We made election signs. We will 
make more signs as soon as we get 
more people on the committee. 

Fiscal Affairs - Dustin Mathews 

In Line Hockey proposal meeting to 
discuss funds. It will be on Emer- 
gency Status next Monday. 

Internal Affairs - Greg Comeaux 

Met for a while today, and dis- 
cussed the Election Code. Ideas will 
go into effect when there are more 
members in the meetings. 

Student Affairs - Luke Hutchinson 

Meetings will be Wednesdays at 


SAB Report - Ryan Terry 

Passed money for: PR ($1,000), Cof- 
fee House ($120), Service learning 
($100), Paint Wars ($600), and 
water/ Aramark ($150). 

Advisor's Report - Mr. Henry 

We realy need help working the 
poles on Wednesday and Thursday 
between 10 am and 2 pm. Thanks to 
Adam and Sharmyn for their work 
last week. I wont be here next Mon- 
day due to COSBP. 

Supreme Court Report 
Court Justice 



Old Business 

Mindy McConnell moves to 
approve the budget, Scott Manguno 
seconds the motion. Motion passes 
by role call vote 12-0-1. 

New Business 

The new Senators were sworn in. 
Greg Comeaux, Liz Hughes, Andy 
Jacob, Casey Ponder, and Dustin 
Floyd all took their Oath of Office. 

Fiscal Affair appts. Were as follows: 
Greg Comeaux 

Adam Stoll - Organizational Grants 
Ryan Terr}' 

Scott Manguno - Student Self 


Dustin Floyd - Club Sports 

Luke Hutchinson moves to approve 
these appointments, Scott Manguno 
seconds. Motion passes by role call 
vote 16-0-1. Bills FA02-003 and 
FA02-004 have both been tabled. 


Every body please help work elec- 
tions. New Senator orientation will 
be next week. Dr. Rick Rigbsy will 
be here September 26th, please 
( come and bring your friends. It will 
be at 7:00 in the Ballroom. 

Do your office hours. You need 
three (3). Also you are required to 
work one hour at the poles this 

The meeting was adjourned at 7:40 

SGA election code 
changes planned 

The SGA Internal Affairs 
Committee met twice last 
week and again this Tuesday 
to discuss possible revisions to 
be made to student election 

During the almost two- 
hour meetings, Internal Affairs 
discussed several aspects of 
the elections which may need 
to be changed. 

"We are looking into 
changing nomination proce- 
dures, as well as giving the 
Election Board more power in 
the weeks leading up to the 

elections," Greg Comeaux, 
speaker of the senate and 
Internal Affairs chairman, 
said. "The Election Board 
needs enough power to 
enforce the election regual- 

While no immediate 
changes were made, SGA rep- 
resentatives are looking fur- 
ther into the possibility of 

Comeaux said at Mon- 
day's senate meeting that the 
changes would be discussed in 
the next senate meeting. 

Two motivational 
speakers scheduled tonight 

The NSU Student Govern- 
ment Association welcomes 
motivational speaker Rick 
Rigsby tonight. 

Rigsby will speak in the 
Student Union Ballroom at 7 
p.m. His presentation is called 
"Making an Impact." 

NSU Residential Life will 
host motivational speaker 
Bobby Petrocelli tonight in 
A.A. Fredricks Fine Arts Audi- 

Petrocelli will be speaking 
about "10 Second Decisions" 
at 6:30 p.m. 



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(Above) Sophomore Lisa Davis 
gets shot in the face in the annual 
Tri-Sigma/Kappa Alpha watergun 
exchange. "I got soaked, but it was 
a blast," Davis said. "Definately 
something I will never forget." 

(Right) Tri-Sigma pledges gang up 
on a Kappa Alpha member with 
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By Justin Shatwell 

Sauce Reporter 

The Shreveport Times 
reported this week that the 
West Nile virus has spread to 
Red River Parish. The closest 
confirmed human case of the 
virus to Natchitoches was 
found recently in Shreve- 

Independent labs have 
found two other individuals 
who have tested positive for 
the virus. They have been 
deemed "presumptive posi- 
tives" until official tests can 

be taken by the state health 

Three other cases of West 
Nile have already been con- 
firmed in neighboring 
Bossier City. 

As of yet, no confirmed 
cases of the virus have been 
found in Natchitoches. How- 
ever, with the promise of 
heavy rain in the weather 
forecast and the existence of 
confirmed cases nearby, it 
may be wise for local resi- 
dents to take extra precau- 
tions in the days to come. 

The Natchitoches Parish 

Health Unit is spraying the 
area regularly to keep the 
mosquito population i n 
check, but state health offi- 
cials still suggest wearing 
bug repellent while outdoors 
as a precaution. 

The NSU infirmary 
reports that very few of their 
patients mention the disease 
and those that do only bring 
it up to say that they are cer- 
tain they do not have it. This 
attitude may change, howev- 
er, if the virus creeps into yet 
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Emerging Leaders workshops 
set to begin Oct. 22 

By Anna Jones 

Sauce Reporter 

Emerging Leaders is an 
innovative new program with 
the objective to help students 
develop and enhance their 
leadership skills. 

For anyone interested in 
becoming a future leader, 
whether it is in an NSU organ- 
ization or in any other area, | 
this is the program that, pan 
help you. 

Emerging Leaders is an 
interactive, adventurous pro- 
gram designed to be beneficial 
and fun. The program is pri- 
marily geared toward fresh- 
men and sophomores, but all 

students can gain something 
from Emerging Leaders. 

At each session, students 
will be involved in several 
group activities. These activi- 
ties are aimed at achieving the 
goal of helping students 
become effective leaders. 

The group activities are 
lead by students that current- 
ly hold an office in a student 
organization here on campus. 

The team leaders, Andy 
Jacobs and Dustin Mathews, 
train the leadership team 

"Our goal through Emerg- 
ing Leaders is to create a 
dynamic leadership program 
for freshman and sophomore 

students that offers a non-tra- 
ditional method for gaining 
leadership skills by participa- 
tion in a multitude of experi- 
ential activities," Luke Dow- 
den, assistant director of stu- 
dent activities, said. 

There will be three ses- 
sions of Emerging Leaders. 
The first session is on Oct. 22, 
the second is on Oct. 29, and 
the final meeting will be held 
Nov. 5. The meetings will be 
in the Student Union Ballroom 
from 6 until 8 p.m. 

The students who do 
attend all three sessions will 
be honored with a certificate 
recognizing their accomplish- 

Telecom consultant to 
speak, answer questions 

By Tasha N. Braggs 

Sauce Reporter 

The department of jour- 
nalism, the college of liberal 
arts and the NSU Foundation 
have invited James R. Mes- 
senger to speak on Oct. 10 
and 11. 

Messenger is a communi- 
cation technology consultant 
who has been a direct eyewit- 
ness for nearly 20 years to the 
changes in communications 
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the break-up of Bell System 

in 1984. 

Messenger will come to 
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or Mere Hype?" 

The lecture will discuss 
the technological and eco- 
nomic impacts of the dot- 
com age. 

"This is a wonderful idea 
and it has lots of potential to 
increase participation with 
the guest speaker," Donald 
W. Hatley, dean of the liberal 
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Elowmg Isidore 

South Louisianaians travel north to escape tropical storm Isidore 

By Edward L. Boudreaux III 

Sauce Reporter 

As tropical storm Isidore 
slowly progresses towards the 
Gulf Coast, several students 
talked about what their families 
were doing to prepare for the 

"My sister at LSU is going 
to come up here and stay with 
me," sophomore theater major 
Chris Ware said. 

Freshman biology major 
Rachel Odom said that her fam- 
ily is "boarding up windows 
and filling up the gas tanks." 
But at this time her family plans 
on waiting out the storm in 

Sophomore health and 
human performance major 
Tameka Francis said that her 
family in Lafayette is "collect- 
ing the essential needs for hurri- 
canes and staying home until 
told to evacuate." 

Scholars' College junior 
Amanda Lindsey said that her 
family is not planning on leav- 
ing New Orleans at this time. 
However, if the storm becomes 
stronger, "they will bring my 
grand-maw, my mom, dad, 80- 
pound dog, and two cats all in 
my two-bedroom duplex." 
i Tropical storm Isidore is 
expected to cause moderate 
flooding in New Orleans and 
the surrounding areas. For 
Natchitoches, Isidore is only 
expected to produce rain 
through Thursday. 

Even though Isidore is 
headed for New Orleans, many 

Photo by Glenn Ward 

La. native Paul Oliver checks his oil after a 273 mile trip to Natchitoches Wednesday afternoon to avoid 

and I will stay until I get an all clear." 


tropical storm Isidore. Oliver checked into the Ramada Inn earlier last night, 
families are choosing to wait source for hurricane activity in 

until the storm gets closer 
before deciding whether to stay 
or evacuate. 

Scholars' College junior 
Katy Andres said that her fami- 
ly experienced hurricanes Betsy, 
Camille and Audrey. 

"They really aren't con- 
cerned with Isidore," Slidell 
native Andres said. "If they 
bring Nash Roberts out, then I'll 
make my parents come here." 

Nash Roberts ran his own 
forecasting firm and was a 
guest meteorologist for VWVL- 
TV in New Orleans. Roberts 
has more than 50 years of expe- 
rience in weather forecasting 
and has become the trusted 

the greater New Orleans area. 

Roberts used a whiteboard 
and marker to demonstrate the 
path of a hurricane instead of 
the latest computer screens or 
image technology. He has been 
in partial retirement but has 
come out to give his advice 
when severe weather threatens 
the city. 

In 1998, the National Hurri- 
cane Center predicted that Hur- 
ricane Georges would strike 
New Orleans. Roberts dis- 
agreed and showed on his 
whiteboard that Georges would 
make landfall in the East near 
Biloxi, Miss, and Mobile, Ala. 

Many people in New 

Orleans believed Roberts over 
the National Hurricane Center, 
and they did not evacuate the 
city, which received only one 
inch of rain. Hurricane Georges 
was a Category 2 hurricane 
when it struck Mobile and 
deposited 10 inches of rain. 

At the time of publication, 
WWL-TV had not brought out 
Roberts and Isidore was not 
expected to be stronger than a 
tropical storm when it made 
landfall about 7 a.m. today. 
Consequently, many would-be 
evacuees cancelled their hotel 
reservations in northern 
Louisiana yesterday. 

Front desk clerk at the 
Ramada Inn and senior criminal 

justice major Kathryn Staid said 
she had 60 cancellations. 

"I think they are all from 
New Orleans, people from the 
storm. We were completely 
booked/'Staid said. 

Staid also said that most 
people canceled because Isidore 
"wasn't as bad as they thought 
it would be." Ramada Inn now 
expects to fill about half of its 
144 rooms. 

Senior biology major Jami 
Callais knows how bad a hurri- 
cane can be. Her family evacu- 
ated Patterson, La., which is 
outside Morgan City, in 1992 
because of Hurricane Andrew. 

When Callais returned she 

found that the "patio was in our 
neighbor's kitchen." Wind 
damage from Andrew ripped 
shingles off the roof, requiring it 
to be replaced. 

While Callais was out of 
school for a month after the 
hurricane, life was no picnic. 

"Our family was without 
electricity for two weeks... and 
we drank water out of cans," 
Callais said. 

This time Callais'family is 
going to wait out the less-severe 
Isidore in Patterson. "If it's 
going to be just a Category One 
[hurricane], my parents are 
going to stay home," Callais 

Fraternity rush or something like it 

Fraternities represent an 
estimated 13 percent of NSU's 
student population. Whether 
you love them, hate them, are 
a member of them, or could 
care less you cannot ignore 
their presence. We here at the 
Current Sauce wanted to find 
out what it takes to be a part 
of that presence. What is like 
it like for an average student 
who wants to join a fraternity. 
To find out we assigned one 
of our senior reporters, 
Andrew David, to go under- 
cover to see what it is like 
when people stop being polite 
and start getting RUSHED! 

■ Name: Andrew "Drew" 
Patrick David 

■ Where are you from? Sul- 
phur, La. 

B Major Journalism with a 
concentration in print 

• Classification: sophomore 

■ What fraternity did you 
want to be in when you went 
through recruitment? "Theta 
Chi or Pi Kappa Phi" 

■ Favorite movie: "The Royal 

• Where do you go to de 

stress? "I play guitar or write, 
or just get loaded." 

■ What cd is in your cd play- 
er right now? "Miles Davis: 
Kind of Blue" 

By Andrew David 

Sauce Reporter 

"I would never be a part 
of any group or organization 
that would have me as a mem- 

These words, by Groucho 
Marx, correlated to my psyche 
as I entered into the first night 
of Rush week 2002. 

I was pessimistic in my 
initial response to being 
assigned to this story. The idea 
sounded fantastic; send in a 
reporter, incognito, to give an 
honest first-person perspec- 
tive of what Rush week is like. 
The requirement that I would 
participate in said idea was 
something considerably less 
than fantastic. 

What began, as an obliga- 
tion to my job however, unex- 
pectedly metamorphosed into 
a desire to actually follow 
through with joining a frater- 

The fire of space was 
beginning to dim in the wan- 
ing moments of the Natchi- 
toches evening and the moon 
began to show to its first glim- 
mer through the darkening 
skyline as I shuffled my feet 
from Kyser to my Behan Street 
apartment to take a shower. 

Between the combination 
of nerves and my deteriorat- 
ing health condition, I started 
to perspire heavily. "So much 
for the shower," I thought. 

I slipped into a bathroom 
to splash some water on my 
face and attempt a brief re- 

I took a deep breath and 
prepared to interact with peo- 
ple I generally tend to avoid. 
The thought to ditch the 
whole gig hadn't escaped my 
mind. Neither had my obliga- 
tion to the paper. 

Exiting the bathroom I 
stopped by the greek life office 
and filled out my information 
sheet. I was informed that I 
was to have taken care of this 
earlier. Damn my generation 
and this godforsaken low 
attention span. 

Leaving the Greek Life 
office, I was directed to the 
second floor of the Student 
Union where over 300 other 
young pledge hopefuls had 

My first impression was 
the surprise in age. I had 
expected to see fresh-faced 
freshmen brimming with the 
optimism and confidence that 
only a positive high school 
experience could provide. 

Instead I found myself in 
the midst of guys my age and 

There was the cluster of 
freshmen one would expect to 
find whenever a prominent 
social group has its initial 
meetings. I say expect because 
freshmen are new to college 
and generally do not know 
very many people unless they 
have journeyed with friends 
from high school and the 
promise of an instant identity 
and community is under- 
standably appealing to such a 
person. Hell, it's probably 
appealing to any person. 

But what could an older 
student want in a fraternity? 
If you have been here for two 
or three years and you're 
moderately attractive, don't 
have any violent twitches, a 
history of setting things on 
fire, or an overwhelming urge 
to violently molest inanimate 
objects, finding a comfortable 
social setting in which to enjoy 
your tenure should be rela- 
tively easy. 

Judging by the high 
turnout though, it is apparent- 
ly not as easy as I had imag- 

There was something that 
was not being offered by the 
clubs, teams, and organiza- 
tions, or random social com- 
munes on campus. 

Something that Abercrom- 
bie and Fitch outfits, mini- 
mall bleach tips, fresh summer 
tans and piercings wherever 
it's cool to get one were not 
obtaining for these guys. 

Observing the room, I saw 
that as far as appearance went 
I was relatively synchronized 
to the attire of my counter- 
parts. Most of us were 
adorned in the varying combi- 
nations of running shoes, san- 
dals, short hair, brand name t- 
shirts and cargo shorts or 

But the look in my eyes 
was not the same as theirs. 
Theirs is a look of a burgeon- 
ing conqueror. 

They exchange in verbal 
transactions of athletics, fish- 
ing, hunting and car jargon. 
Those that do not talk hold 

their tongue inside a head that 
races with thoughts I do not 
presume to know. 

We file into the President's 
Room and are assigned our 
nametags and team numbers. I 
am sent to group seven. 

I ponder if this means luck 
is on my side. We take our 
seats and await a welcome by 
greek life adviser Luke Dow- 
den. I begin to feel as if I'm at 
a self-improvement seminar. 

I whisper to the guy next 
to me and ask him why he's 
here. I'm expecting an answer 
like, "To meet chicks," or 
"Looking for a good party." 

What I get instead is a 
voice of a diminutive tone that 
would make any southern 
mother proud, replying with, 
"To meet people." I am taken 
aback by the innocence and 
sincerity in his voice. 

This expression of inno- 
cence reoccurs throughout 
Dowden's welcoming speech 
when he asks for a show of 
hands as to whom is here to 
meet people. 

I would estimate that 
between 60 and 70 percent of 
the arms elevated over their 
heads. I was shocked to say 
the least. 

I do not presume that 
those who know me hold me 
in high regard, and I do not 
consider myself a socialite. But 
even I, in all my visible flaws 
of appearance and personality 
have been able to form friend- 
ships with a number of people 
who are generally regarded as 
worthwhile individuals in 

most circles. 

But as Dowden, along 
with two fraternity members, 
one a Sigma Nu and the other 
a Pi Kappa Phi delivered their 
diatribe of brotherhood, honor 
and community. I felt the 
winds of conformity begin to 
sway my position. 

As their orations found 
their way through my inter- 
pretative senses and recon- 
vened within my understand- 
ing I contemplated what it 
would be like to no longer find 
myself outside of the fish bowl 
or below the glass ceiling. 

Cynicism and detachment 
make for great underground 
novels but they are a pain in 
the ass to conduct your every- 
day life with without some 
consistently available narcotic. 

It was as if the rehearsed 
speeches of the two trans- 
formed from inarticulate, car- 
bon copy sales pitches into a 
hypnotic mantra of belonging. 
It suffices to say that I had 
become more convinced of my 
desire to join than I was at the 
beginning of the evening. 

I began to visualize myself 
living the life of a "frat boy," 
the stereotypical one at least. 

Needless to say, my lais- 
sez-faire attitude of social par- 
ticipation had been rotated 
180 degrees. The hook had 
been set and I bit down harder 
than a catfish in July as we 
were led away for our tour of 
the first three fraternities: 
Theta Chi, Tau Kappa Epsilon, 
and Sigma Nu. 


the Current Sauce 

September 26, 2002 


Page Designer: 

Kaleb Breaux 

Words of Wisdom: Tip #6-Q&A about The Sex 

A large part of the college 
scene is sex. Some of the more 
conservative students on this 
campus may disagree, but they 
are unattractive. Therefore, 
they are against fun because, as 
everyone knows, unattractive 
people loathe fun. 

The following column is 
not against sex; that is not what 
I am about. Instead it is about 
smart sex, not to be confused 
with safe sex. 

Safe sex covers wearing a 
condom and not having sex in 
dimly lit alleys for fear of harm- 

ing your eyesight. 

Smart sex, on the 
other hand, is more 
street savvy. Smart 
sex deals with situa- 
tions like having sex 
without being 
noticed by your 
roommate, or 
explaining to your 
new lover that the 
funny bumps on 
your genitalia are not part of 
your polish heritage. 

Here are a few questions 
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Rob Morgan 
Managing Editor 

Uncommon Ground 

Silence equals death 

In 2000, a total 
of 11,960 law 
enforcement agen- 
cies in 48 states and 
the District of 
Columbia reported 
8,063 bias-motivat- 
ed criminal inci- 
dents to the FBI. 
53.8 percent of 

these crimes were 

motivated by racial bias, 18.3 
percent by religious bias, 16.1 
percent by sexual-orientation 
bias, 11.3 percent by ethnici- 
ty/natural origin bias and 0.5 
percent by disability and mul- 
tiple biases, that is, a hate 
crime incident in which two 
or more offenses were com- 
mitted as a result of two or 
more bias motivations. 

A reader asked me recent- 
ly why we chose the topics we 
did and if we thought the 
readers of the Current Sauce 
were really interested in our 
topics. First, let me restate the 
purpose of "Uncommon 
Ground" for those who 
missed it. 

Our purpose is to bring to 
ight topics that don't always 
make the front page, at least 
not always in a positive way. 
We also hope to show in the 
process that our differences 
form not an uncommon 
ground, but rather a common 
ground on which intolerance, 
prejudice and hatred have no 
foot to stand. 

The common ground, of 
course, is our humanity. It is 
the fact that despite all and 
any of our differences, we are 
human beings. Our differ- 
ences are what make life inter- 
esting. How boring a world 
we would live in if we were 
all the same 

For those who believe in a 
ligher creator, what an uncre- 
ative and boring creation we 
would be if we didn't all 
reflect the image of our cre- 
ator, not only in our alikeness 
:>ut also in our differences! 

The truth is that it is self- 
ish to think that you are the 
only correct image of this 
ligher power, and a creator 

Dave Knox 
Sauce Columnist 

who favored so 
much diversity in 
the number of 
plants and anima s 
in this world woulc 
surely favor 
diverse group of 
human beings. 
Now, with all this 
said, don't you 
think that it would 
be beneficial for the human 
race to promote its diversity 
and multiculturalism? 
Still not convinced? 
Well, maybe you never 
will be. However, the fact is 
that we are all human 
whether you like it or not, and 
all humans deserve equa 
rights. If one human is 
allowed to live peaceably, 
then so should any other 

If one human is allowec 
to marry another human, 
shouldn't this be true across 
the board? Shouldn't we cele 
brate the union of two indi 
viduals who love each other? 
In the end, are you the one 
who judges us all? Or, did 
you get direct communication 
from a higher power to pass 
judgment on another human 
or group of humans? 

Now, for those who think 
they've escaped the "wrath' 
of this editorial, is not saying 
anything any better than com 
mitting the crime yourself? 
Do you sleep better at night 
knowing that you are a "toler 
ant" individual who never 
stops a coworker from mak- 
ing a racial slur or joke or a 
sibling who calls someone a 

After all, didn't Hitler dis- 
cover that one way to degrade 
human status was through 
name-calling and propagan- 
da? Being tolerant is not 
being silent. In the end, 
silence equals death! 

If you have any com- 
ments, questions or topic 
ideas, feel free to e-mail at 

Next week...The Truth 
about the 'Flower-eating, 
Hippie Knap-heads'. 

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every Thursday. To contact The 
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NSU, 225 Kyser Hall 
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how smart sex works 
in various real-life 

Q: You are hav- 
ing sex with a drunk 
chic you met at a bar 
and she passes out. 
Do you finish up or 
roll over and go to 

A: This is a trick 
question because you 
should not be having sex with a 
drunk chic in the first place. A 
situation like this is how terms 
like 'date rape' and 'jail time' 

come in to your vocabulary. 

Q: Ladies, you are at a 
party with a guy you barely 
know. He brings you a drink 
and says, with a sly grin, 
"Drink up." Do you drink it or 

A: No, you do not drink it. 
Get cozy with this idea: girls, 
guys are assholes. No matter 
how nice you may think they 
are, the first and only idea they 
have is getting in your pants. 

Q: Guys, hanging out with 
your girlfriend and one of her 

friends you attempt to start up 
a threesome. Good idea or bad 

A: Option 1: The two girls 
find your idea overly erotic and 
exciting, and the next morning 
you compose your letter to the 
Penthouse forum. Option 2: You 
get stomped in the nuts by two 
chics, and while writhing in 
absolute pain wish you had not 
listened to your buddies. This is 
a toss up. 

Well maybe those examples 
gave some idea of how smart 
sex works within all of our sex- 

ual lives. It is not an exact sci- 
ence, but rather based on the 
concept of avoiding stupid 

Oh, and the best position 
for sex without being detected 
is the spoon, and the optimal 
thing to say when confronted 
with bumpy sex organs is, °\ 
was involved in a bad grease 

Be safe, wear condoms and 
stay out of the fourth stall on 
the second floor of Kyser Hall. 
Happy humping! 

Next week, Part C: Drugs. 

Quality of music has left the building 

When Don McLean first 
sang "American Pie", nobody 
could foresee the almost 
prophetic element of the lyrics 
"The day the music died". 

Right now, music is on 
death's door. 

The rapidly declining 
quality of music can be chalked 
up to two factors. First, there 
seems to be a lack of effort on 
the part of consumers to 
demand new and original 
artists. Second, oversimplifica- 
tion of demographics by the 
record companies has resulted 
in a lack of musical diversity. 

When you walk into any 
music outlet, it's quite clear 
there is more music being pro- 
duced than ever before. Upon 
closer examination, it also 
becomes evident that one 
album is nearly identical to the 
album displayed next to it. 

The record companies 
have turned what was once 
regarded as an art into a prod- 
uct that is recycled and sold at 
an over inflated price. There 
was a time when being a singer 
or musician was considered a 

honorable craft, and 
the practitioners of 
these arts were 
admired and respect- 
ed for their talents. 
Now the bottom line 
is nothing more than 

Money has 
always been the bot- 
tom line, as far as the 
music industry is 
concerned, but this obsession 
with financial gain has now 
reached levels of such absurdi- 
ty that one can't help but laugh 
at the situation. 

Every element of the cur- 
rent mainstream music scene is 
carefully calculated to appeal 
to the coveted teenage demo- 
graphic, and as such, every 
other age group or social circle 
has been alienated. The way 
the industry thinks, it would 
appear that there is one target 
audience for all music, and that 
there are few choices for those 
who exist outside the targeted 

To be fair, the product 
must appeal to somebody, as it 

Drew Shirley 
Sauce Columnist 

does sell. The target 
audience cares 
enough to buy Brit- 
ney Spears albums, 
or the latest single 
from the flavor of the 
month boy band. 
Some may use this as 
an argument to say 
that the record com- 
panies are doing 
nothing wrong, and 
are simply giving people what 
they want to hear. 

There should be more 
diversification in the music 
industry. Originality should be 
celebrated, and people should 
have many types of music 
available for their listening 

Of course, hoping for this 
is little more than a naive fan- 
tasy as doing so would result 
in lower profit margins. This is 
simply an event that will never 
comes to pass, as major corpo- 
rations have little interest in 
the idea of art over money. 

Ironically, it is this belief 
structure that has led to the 
creation of the record indus- 

try's greatest threat to if s 
financial dominance. 

The immense popularity of 
online file swapping has given 
the general public what they 
want- any genre of music from 
any era is available at their fin- 
gertips for immediate down- 
load. There are no surveys 
involved, no advertisement, 
and no subliminal messages 
from music executives. 

This has led, so the record 
companies claim, to markedly 
decreased sales. Whether or 
not this is true, it should act as 
an alarm that they should 
rethink both their distribution 
methods and the selection of 
music being produced. 

However, these practices 
look to remain the same for the 
immediate future. As long as 
the product is profitable, the 
companies will continue with 
what they see as successful 

Until things change, new 
and original acts will cease to 
be able to support themselves, 
and "The day the music died" 
won't seem that far away at all. 

Letters to the Editor 

'Why do you hate us?' 

It has come to my attention that in 
the September 19th edition of The Cur- 
rent Sauce, a rather unprecedented attack 
was "launched" at a rather innocent 
group of people. Like a small four-year- 
old throwing stones at a hornet's nest, 
the only effect of Dustin Floyd's juvenile 
behavior has been to turn a rather 
benevolent force malevolent. Personal- 
ly, I have a collection of almost nothing 
but "shirts with buttons" and I too 
"believe in Jesus." While I do not judge 
myself by what I wear or what I believe, 
I think it repugnant that there are those 
that do judge others just because they 
are different. 

Curious that Scholars' personal 
hygiene has come under attack when a 
certain boy running for SGA Senator is 
self-proclaimed "D-Dog Dirty." I won- 
der why this "wheelin, dealin, kiss 
stealin bad son of a gun" feels so threat- 
ened by a group of intellectuals that 
rebel against his norms and his rules. 
Heaven forbid a group of people actual- 
ly speak out against someone, because 
everyone knows that we all should 
believe whatever is forced down our 
throats. Everyone knows that politics 
should be the socially elite oppressing 
everyone else. 

The real question that I have is 
"Why do you. hate us?" Is this disturb- 
ing article the sole creation of a childish 
sense of vengeance? Yes, a Scholar won 
the election last semester, but that does 
not mean that we are the spawn of 
Satan or that we eat babies. Have we 
wronged you in some past life Dustin 
Floyd? From where does this insuffer- 
able hatred stem? Is it for a desire to do 
good, or a desire for power that you ran 
for office? I would think that a force of 
goodness would not attempt to resist 
the voice of the students. Rather, I 
would think that a person who has the 
best wishes of the student body would 
help the president elected over them, 

not throw daggers in the night. 

On a final note, while I might not 
comb my hair I would hope that does 
not make me a "nap-head." That little 
bit of "hate mongering" against those of 
us with longer than average hair is not 
appreciated. In regard to this so called 
anti-Floyd propaganda that is strewn 
about the campus, if it did exist I would 
proudly place my name among the 
ranks; as would many others as it seems 
that a significant portion of the student 
body last semester did not want you in 
office. The only "hateful propaganda" 
that exists on campus now is the origi- 
nal letter to the editor that sparked such 
a response from the populace of our fair 
town. Oh, and Dustin, I am sorry that 
you feel the need to be like everyone 
else. "You laugh at us because we are 
different. We laugh at you, because you 
are all the same." 

Most respectfully yours, 
Chris "Heebie" Hebert 

'What is a nap-head?' 

I neither care or think that this letter 
will be printed. I have some simple 
questions concerning a letter that you 
folks printed in your September 19th, 
2002 issue on the editorals page. 

The first one is how can you give 
Dustin G. Hoyd a printed forum to slan- 
der, he seems to stoop to the level of the 
"hippy scholars". Honestly, I would not 
know Mr. Floyd if I passed him on the 
street or sat next to him in class but I do 
question his ideals and his motivations. 
Am I to take from his letter, that a stu- 
dent senator at MY university is intoler- 
ant of long hair on males, personal 
hygiene, and most alarming flower-eat- 
ing which is a healthy alternative to 

Who is Mr. Floyd to decide what is 
normal and is normal a button down 
shirt? What is a nap-head? Is that a 
racially motivated comment or more 
disgusting one of culture. Culture is 

deeper than skin and closely related to 
the spirit. Is Mr. Floyd degrading a 
group of people by their outward 
appearance, I was under the impression 
we had evolved beyond that point. How 
can an elected official governing over a 
body of suppose free spirits and intellec- 
tuals have so much anger toward a 
mass of folks when a few are putting up 
signage. "Intellectual people celebrate 
the difference in people, simple men 
think all men look alike." 

I guess my last question, if there 
was any real answerable questions in 
this, would be how can you, the current 
sauce, give such a one side representa- 
tion to this. Do you not like hippy 

Put that in Mr. Floyd's pipe and ... well, 
I guess I will have to smoke it for him, 

R.L. Johnson 

Corrections for Floyd's letter 

Mr. Floyd, 

I am writing in response to your 
article in the last issue of the Current 
Sauce "Why do they hate me?". I first 
wanted to tell you that being a clean 
and Catholic Scholar, I must have been 
left out of the official Scholars' College 
propaganda war; in fact, I never even 
knew you were so persecuted by your 
fellow students and comrades. I also 
wanted to let you know that "hippy" is 
actually spelled "hippie" and "nap- 
head" should be spelled "knap-head". 
Furthermore, I cannot help but notice a 
slight hypocrisy in your article: people 
might call you a "conservative hate- 
monger" but what are you accomplish- 
ing by publishing more slanderous hate 
in the paper? 

Respectfully yours, 
Ciel Dafford 
A Scholar who wears buttons. 

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NSU student lands dream job 

By Janie Warren 

Sauce Reporter 

Student Support Services 
of Northwestern State Uni- 
versity is proud to recognize 
a n outstanding student for 
her accomplishments and 
her future contributions to 
her community. 

Senior English major 
Dionne Atlley has recently 
been accepted to an Ameri- 
Corps position in Dallas. 
Her duties will include 
teaching the English lan- 
guage to Hispanic children 
and participating in an out- 
side project to help the com- 
munity. Atley will partici- 
pate in is a free literacy pro- 
gram to help children learn 
basic skills such as reading 
and writing. 

AmeriCorps Volunteers 
in Service to America is a 
program through which 
members serve in private 
organizations and public 
non-profit agencies, address- 
ing issues related to poverty, 
such as public health, educa- 
tion, the environment, public 
safety and employment. 
This program accepts indi- 
viduals with all types of 
skills and capabilities. 

Atley joined Student 

Support Services during the 
fall of 2001. She is a transfer 
student from Alcorn State 
University and transferred to 
NSU during her last college 

"I was really nervous 
about coming here because 
the environment is so differ- 
ent, and I didn't really know 
anyone," Atley said. "Join- 
ing Student Support Services 
is the best thing that hap- 
pened to me since I've been 
at NSU." 

Atley learned about 
AmeriCorp through Student 
Support Services. She sent in 
an essay on cultural diversi- 
ty, a letter of interest, a tran- 
script and a recommendation 
from a professor. Atley 
received a response from 
AmeriCorp and was asked to 
compose an essay on racial 
diversity in the classroom. 
The work Atley completed 
earned her a teaching posi- 
tion with AmeriCorp after 
she completes her bachelor's 
degree here at NSU. Atley's 
contract with AmeriCorp 
includes a four- year teach- 
ing position, free housing 
and healthcare. 

In addition to being a 
part of AmeriCorp, Atley 
also received an Associates 

degree with a concentration 
in social science. 

"I'd earned previous 
credits, and the counselors at 
Student Support Services 
showed me how I could earn 
an Associates degree," Atley 

Advisor Steven Grues- 
beck is very impressed with 
Atley and her accomplish- 

"We're very proud of 
Dionne," Gruesbeck said. 
"She has great tenacity and 
she is a very hard worker." 

Atley has a 21-month-old 
daughter for whom she 
attributes much of her moti- 

"After I had my daugh- 
ter, I realized that I needed to 
strive for the best so that I 
could give her a good foun- 
dation," Atley said. "I was- 
n't sure what I wanted to do 
when I got out of school, but 
after I had my daughter, I 
just wanted to teach kids. 
Everything she does amazes 

Atley is excited about 
her position with Ameri- 
Corp. She is thankful to Stu- 
dent Support Services for the 
help and motivation they 
provide in all aspects of her 

"Everyone should 
come to Student Sup- 
port Services 
because the coun- 
selors are helpful 
and attentive with 
career, mentoring 
and emotional 
issues," Atley said. 

Atley believes 
that anything is pos- 
sible to achieve if 
people strive for 
what they want. 

" I want others to 
know that through 
hard work and per- 
severance, you can 
do anything you 
want," Atley said. 

Student Support 
Services is a federal- 
ly funded program 
housed in the Uni- 
versity College. 
Gruesbeck and other 
advisors urge stu- 
dents to become 
involved with the 

"We work with 
all types of students 
and our goal is to 
help students find 
majors and achieve 
their goals," Grues- 
beck said. 

Photo by Glenn Ward 

21-month-old Kyleigh goes to daycare until her mother, Dionne Atley, gets out of class. 
By that time, Kyleigh is so energetic, it does not matter that her mother is on the phone, 
Kyleigh just wants to play. "She is the best thing that ever happened to me," Dionne 

NSU assistant english professor acknowledged for her poetry 

By Garrett Guillotte 

Sauce Reporter 

When NSU assistant Eng- 
lish professor Julie Kane writes 
that "Some days I'm afraid that 
the language I write in /Has 
slipped out of fashion like flat 
leather shoes," you wonder 
how afraid she is now. 

Kane has been selected by 
a Pulitzer prize-winning poet 
to have that poem, "Old Maid," 
and the rest of her latest poetry 
manuscript, Rhythm & Booze 
published as part of one of the 
nation's most prestigious pub- 
lication contests. 

Maxine Kumin, who was 
awarded the Pulitzer for her 
1972 poetry book Up Country: 
Poems of New England, selected 
Kane's work as one of five win- 
ners of The National Poetry 
Series' prize of $1,000 and pub- 
lication by the University of 
Illinois press. 

Kane said the series was 
n ot the first contest for her 

"The manuscript had an 
a gent, which is unusual for a 
book of poetry," Kane said, 
a nd there's a few other major 

contests that involve publica- 
tion that I didn't win, so, tastes 

Recently back to NSU after 
teaching in Lithuania through 
a Fulbright Scholarship, Kane 
said she received word of her 
selection as one of 50 finalists 
— out of more than 1,300 
entries — in June, overseas. 

Kane said she had to 
scramble to provide the series 
with five more copies of her 
manuscript, despite being 
thousands of miles away and 
working from incompatible 
European computer printers. 

A stateside friend was able 
to print and send off the 
copies, Kane said, in time for 
Rhythm & Booze to be judged. 

Rhythm & Booze itself is a 
straightforward selection of 40 
poems in four parts - New 
Orleans, Baton Rouge, St. 
Gabriel and Natchitoches - 
with a focus that flirts across 
alcohol, blues musician James 
Booker and the late, enigmatic 
New Orleans poet Everette 
Maddox, who Kane said died a 
homeless alcoholic in New 
Orleans in 1989. 

"It's influenced by the fla- 

Photo by Glenn Ward 

Julie Kane reviews some poetry between classes Mon- 
day afternoon. Body and Sou\ is one of Kane's pub- 
lished collections. 

vors in Louisiana music, in 
rhythm and blues music," 
Kane said. "A couple of the 
poems are about James Booker, 
the late piano player and blues 
musician... and it's something 
of an elegy for Everette." 

But at the heart of it all is a 

story of growth 
and maturity, a 
from childhood 
to reckless 
youth, to adult- 
hood and reflec- 
tion. Kane's 
style is visual, 
accessible and 
musical, her 
subjects almost 
always tangible 
and relatable. 
"It starts out 
with poems 
about growing 
up... in a family 
that's been hit 
hard by alcohol 
in the past and 
being attracted 
to that world of 
nightlife and 
drinking and 
everything that 
Everette did," Kane said. 

Kane is no stranger to pub- 
lication. She co-authored Coun- 
terpart: A South Vietnamese 
Naval Officer's War in 1995 
with Kiem Do, and her poetry 
has appeared in nearly 30 dif- 
ferent journals. 

Now however, Kumin's 
selection Rhythm & Booze 
places Kane's work in the 
national spotlight, providing 
her work with crucial critical 
and public recognition. 

"If you're a poet, publica- 
tion is priceless because it's so 
difficult to get published," 
Kane said. 

Kane said major publish- 
ers receive several thousand 
poetry manuscripts every year 
and typically print only six to 

"You're really better off 
buying lottery tickets than try- 
ing to get a book of poetry 
published," Kane said. "It's 
very, very difficult." 

She said the publication of 
her work eclipses even the 
$1,000 prize that goes with the 

Kane said she is also work- 
ing to publish a selection of 
translated poems by Les Miser- 
ables author Victor Hugo and is 
an associate editor of 20th cen- 
tury poetry for the forthcom- 
ing 2003 Longman Anthology 
of Southern Literature, Voices 
from the American South. 

The Princeton, New Jer- 

sey-based National Poetry 
Series was started in 1978 by 
poet and publisher Daniel 
Halpern through support from 
the late novelist James Michen- 
er and Edward J. Piszek, one of 
the founders of Polish heritage 
organization The Copernicus 
Society of America. 

The National Endowment 
of the Arts, the Lannan Foun- 
dation and the Tiny Tiger 
Foundation also support the 

The series' goal is to pub- 
lish poetry in a commercial 
market that rarely sees poetry 
as profitable. 

More than 80 books have 
been published through the 
series by volunteering publish- 
ers. Among those books are 
works by national Poet Laure- 
ate Billy Collins' Questions 
About Angels and award-win- 
ning poet Mark Doty's My 

Information on the 
National Poetry Series, includ- 
ing lists of other winners from 
this year and from past years, 
is available at 

http:/ /www.nationalpoetry- 

Doubling the pizazz; co-captains lead pompom line 

By Missa Gilliam 

Sauce Reporter 

Kendra Campbell and Rea- 
San Rivers are co-captains for 
year's Purple Pizazz pom- 
P "! line. The two girls were 
a niong the five who auditioned 

the two 

This is the first year for co- 
ntains. We had to go 
^fough a process. There 
j er e two judges and Abe 
At1 thony. We answered ques- 




n s, were taught a dance 
we performed for the 

J^ges and made up a dance 
fl at we performed for them 
^ the entire squad" Rivers 


Campbell said the squad 
^mbers also placed votes on 

"There's absolutely nothing 

we don't do," Camp- 
bell said of the co-captains 
responsibilities. Specific 
responsibilities include chore- 
ography, handling squad disci- 
pline, directing the squad, 
looking after its members and 
problem solving. 

"Most of the girls have 
been on dance teams or were 
cheerleaders in high 
school," Rivers said. 

The team is made up of 27 
girls with varying back- 

grounds, but both 
Campbell and 
Rivers have danced 
since they were very 
young. Campbell 
since she was about 
18 months old, Rivers 
since she was about 

"I just love to 
do it," Rivers said of 
why she dances "It's a 
passion." ■ 

Rivers is on the pompon 
line for her second year. 

"It's been a big part of my 
life for so long, it's my heart." 
Campell said, on the line for 
her fourth year. 

The girls of the Purple 
Pizazz rehearse for two hours a 
day every weekday in order 
to learn the dances that they 
perform at pep rallies and 
home football and 

basketball games. 

Both girls seem pleased 
with their season so far. 

"It's been great, I'm loving 
it. It's stressful though" Camp- 
bell said. 

The squad and being a part 
of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority 
leave her no time for 
anything else extracurricular. 

"I feel like this year has 
gone well so far, and I'm look- 

ing forward to the next 
semester and the next semester. 
It's been a great experience for 
me so far" Rivers said, who is 
also a member of Sigma Sigma 
Sigma sorority. 

NSU Purple Pizazz pompom line performs at an NSU football game. 

Photo by Gary Hardamon 

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The Lady Demon soccer 
team knocked a few more 
tee th out of Arkansas resi- 
dents with back-to-back wins 
against Arkansas State and 
\rkansas-Little Rock. 

In the first game NSU (3- 
Vl) beat Arkansas State (2-5) 
1_0 in a defensive struggle. 

Arkansas State had plen- 
ty of scoring opportunities in 
the first half only to see each 
one get thwarted away by 
goalkeeper Nellie Laitolais. 

"Fortunately our goalie 
kept us in the game with 
some key saves to keep the 
score 0-0 at the half," head 
coach Jimmy Mitchell said. 
"Then in the second half we 
were able to match their 
intensity and keep our com- 
posure to pull out an impor- 
tant win." 

The only goal of the 
game came in the second half 
as Rachel Folk gave a nice 
assist to a wide-open Brittany 
Hung, who then kicked the 
ball under the outstretched 
hands of the goalie. 

"Rachel and I came down 
on a two on two situation 
and she gave me an awesome 
pass," Hung said. "She did 
all of the work. My part was 

In the second game NSU 
(4-3-1) defeated Arkansas 
Little Rock (4-4) 4-3, with 
NSU scoring the first four 
goals and Arkansas-Little 
Rock the last three. 

The first two goals for 
NSU came in the first half 
with Hung scoring the first, 
after a pass from Katie 
Crona, and Folk getting the 

NSU then scored two 
quick goals in the second half 
as Heather Penico kicked the 
ball past a diving goaltender 
and Folk scored her second 
goal of the game. 

However, Arkansas-Lit- 
tle Rock got back into the 
game with three goals in five 
minutes. After the 

onslaught, NSU was able to 
play good defense and come 
out with the victory. 

"Give them credit to play 
hard the entire game," 
Mitchell said. "We lost our 
composure for just a few 
minutes and hopefully we 
will learn from it." 

The win gives NSU a 
three game winning streak 
entering conference play 
with a record of 4-3-1. 

NSU plays their next 
three games on the road 
beginning at Louisiana-Mon- 
roe on Wednesday night at 7 

IM/Rec Sports Schedule 

Doubles Tennis Tournament Tuesday 
at the NSU Tennis Complex at 7 p.m. 

8-Ball Pool Tournament Thursday in 
the Student Union Alley at 6 p.m. 

Volleyball team captain's meeting 

Monday, Oct. 7, in the Student Union 
Cane River Room 

Photo by Glenn Ward 

Jason Dasilva runs for 20 yards during second half of the Kappa Sigma/ Pi 
Kappa Phi IM flag football game Tuesday afternoon. 

Northwestern's Cross Country team begins season with impressive debut 

Courtesy of Sports 

Setting the pace, seniors 
Noah Murgor and Jonah Che- 
limo lived up to expectations 
while some young Lady 
Demons, including Linzie 
Ledford, NSU's top female 
finisher at last year's SLC 
Championships, ran impres- 
sively in the 2002 cross coun- 
try season debut for North- 
western State at the Ragin' 
Cajun Invitational at Acadi- 
ana Park in Lafayette on Sat- 

The men ran 8,000 meters 
and the women ran 5,000. For 
the NSU teams, it was a start 

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to a season that culminates 
with the Southland Confer- 
ence Championships being 
contested in Natchitoches. 

NSU, which runs Satur- 
day at LSU and hosts the NSU 
Invitational on Monday after- 
noon, Oct. 7, picked up its 
first competition of the fall at 
the Ragin' Cajuns Cross 
Country Invitational at 
Lafayette. Murgor ran second 
and Chelimo third on the 
8,000 meter men's course, 
with the seniors separated by 
only five seconds led by Mur- 
gor's 27:53 time. Feedly Bon- 
neau of Grambling won in 

Tulane took the men's 
team title with 81 points, fol- 

lowed by Lamar (83), South- 
eastern (112), ULL (128), NSU 
(143), Southern (147), Gram- 
bling (169) and Xavier (242). 

The third scorer for the 
Demons was Chris Groome, 
39th overall in 32:10. Carlos 
Malbrew was the No. 4 
Demon scorer with a 33:19 
time for 44th place, while Roy 
Ramirez ran 49th in 34:07 to 
complete the scorecard. 

The Lady Demons fin- 
ished fourth in the team 
standings with 98 points. 
New Orleans won at 49, nip- 
ping Tulane (52). Nicholls was 
third at 73 followed by North- 
western, ULL (102), Lamar 
(128), Grambling (175), Xavier 
(214) and Southern (229). 

Newcomer Abby Salomon 
gave Northwestern a top 10 
finish, taking eighth over the 
5,000 meter course with a 
20:17 clocking. Running sec- 
ond for NSU's women was 
sophomore Linzie Ledford 
(15th overall, 21:07), followed 
closely in 18th position by 
teammates Christina Segi 
(21:16) and Margeaux Fisher 
(21:23). Completing NSU's 
scorecard was Peggy Hill 
(27th, 21:51) with teammate 
Jill Schenk just fractions 
behind, also with a 27:51 time. 

Christy Stark ran 45th 
overall in 23:06 while Marci 
Ward was 56th for NSU in 
24:24 and Amanda Webster 
was 62nd in 25:50. 

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Northwestern Demon's streak ended by No. 7 Georgia Bulldogs 

By Joshua Barrios 

Sauce Reporter 

"Georgia was about what 
we expected," Demon quarter- 
back Kevin Magee said of last 
Saturday's loss to the Universi- 
ty of Georgia. "Overall they 
have great team speed and are 
a great team." 

The Georgia Bulldogs may 
have been tougher than some 
thought. The Demons lost the 
game 45-7, but there was more 
to the outcome of this game 
than a final score. 

In the face of a tough 
opponent the Demons did not 
quit. They controlled the ball 
for 36 of the 60 minutes of the 
game while gaining a total of 
266 yards. Quarterback Kevin 
Magee threw for 150 of those 
yards and helped the passing 
game break the 200-yard mark. 

In the third quarter Magee 
connected with wide receiver 
Cory Bell for a 34-yard pass 
that helped set up his 11-yard 
touchdown pass to Freddie 

Along with his touch- 
down, Harrison led the team 
in receiving yards with 81 
yards during the game. Shel- 
ton Sampson led the running 
game with 36 of the team's 55 
yards gained by rushing. 

The defense stacked up 
with Jerry Goldsmith leading 
the way. Goldsmith finished 
the game with 11 solo tackles, 
one fumble recovery and the 
Demon's only interception. 

"Jerry is a competitor," 
head coach Scott Stoker said of 

the senior cornerback. "He's 
the kind who will step up 
against a higher level of com- 

Lamarcus Franklin, Wade 
Leone, and Neil Ponstein 
made other needed defensive 
plays during the game. 
Franklin had a fumble recov- 
ery late in the fourth quarter 
and Leone and Ponstein had 
individual sacks totaling 14 
lost yards for the Bulldogs. 

However, missing players 
may have hurt the team. Safe- 
ty Eric Louis and cornerback 
Terrence McGee did not play 
because of early season 
injuries and are questionable 
for the next two weeks. Wide 
receiver Devon Lockett also 
missed the game due to an 
injury sustained last week that 
will have him out of commis- 
sion for six weeks. 

"Overall, the team played 
hard like we asked them to," 
Stoker said. "But we got over- 
whelmed early gave them too 

This seemed true as Geor- 
gia's game statistics racked up. 
The Bulldog offense gained 
536 yard off of the Demon 
defense and scored six touch- 
downs. They ran the ball 142 
yards and passed 394 yards in 
the 24 minutes they controlled 
the ball. 

Georgia's defense gave the 
Demon offense a struggle as 
well. By the end of the game 
the Bulldog defense laid down 
over 60 tackles while picking 
up one fumble recovery, two 
sacks and two interceptions. 

Demon wide receiver, Freddie Harrison, scored the Demons only touchdown Saturday in their stunning defeat against the Georgia Bulldogs. Harrison 
hooked up with an 11 -yard Kevin Magee touchdown pass in the third quarter. 

"It's all about us and doing 
things right," stoker said of the 
loss. "We need to continue to 
improve. We are nowhere close 
to where we need to be if we 
want to win conference." 

Although this week is an 

off week for the Demons 
game-wise, they will still be 
working hard on the practice 
field. They will be running 
drills and watching a lot of 
game footage in order to 
improve and prepare for their 

next opponent. 

The Demons will finally be 
playing at home again on Sat- 
urday, October 5 as they take 
on Elon University of North 
Carolina here at Turpin 

NSU does not plaj 
this weekend but 
plays Elon at homt 
Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. 

Part of the Game: Kristen McLaurin 

By overcoming personal fears McLaurin becomes NSU's first female drum major 

By Janie Warren 

Sauce Reporter 

Who would have ever 
thought that something as 
exciting as having a female 
drum major could belong to 
NSU's marching band? 

Despite this rarity, senior 
music education major Kris- 
ten McLaurin is proving that 
she can hold her own as the 
first female drum major at 
NSU. McLaurin performs 
with two other drum majors, 
Daniel Collins and Jacob 
Delaune. She said that every- 
one is extremely motivating 
and supportive about her 

Director of NSU perform- 
ing bands Bill Brent said that 
McLaurin is always well 
organized and she has all of 
the characteristics required to 
be a good drum major. 

"We look for good quality 
characteristics such as 
dependability, leadership, 
honesty, and warmth," Brent 
said. "Students like Kristen 
will come to the top and set a 
good example for others." 

McLaurin said that being 
a drum major at NSU was 
always something she wanted 
to do but was afraid that 
because she is a female, she 
would not get the position. 

When she finally tried 
out, McLaurin was pleased to 
discover that she gained a 
new spot in the band. 

"It's very exciting and I 
was completely shocked 

when I found out," McLaurin 

Performing band staffer, 
Sametria Samuels said that 
McLaurin is an asset to the 
band and she deserves to be 
drum major. 

"Kristen is such a nice 
person with a great personali- 
ty, and I think that she per- 
forms wonderfully," Samuels 

McLaurin said that some 
of her favorite moments as 
drum major occurred during 
the pre-game series because 
the crowd support is so excit- 
ing. One of McLaurin's 
favorite games was the 

"I loved the Southern 
game," McLaurin said. "That 
was our biggest crowd and 
just getting out there and 
watching our band and 
Southern's band perform was 
a lot of fun." 

McLaurin anticipates the 
rest of the season to be a fun 

"I'm really excited about 
the rest of the season because 
we have some great music 
and great shows lined up," 
McLaurin said. 

McLaurin believes that 
anything is possible when one 
puts his or her mind to it. 

"My advice to anyone is if 
you want to do it, then do it," 
McLaurin said. "I went in 
thinking that I had a slim to 
nothing chance and look what 

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in Athens, Ga. 

Demon volleyball drops 
to SFA, Wins against Sam 
Houston on Saturday 

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By Ash 


The NSU volleyball team had an action-packed weekerf 
playing rivals Stephen F. Austin on Friday and Sam Houstd ~* 
State on Saturday in the friendly, barn-like confines of Prathe Handicap 
Coliseum. ( SU ar e w 

The Lady Demons opened the weekend defeating SFA an . acce ssible ; 
winning one game out of four, 30-26. 8 P roblems 

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23. Lady Demon Christina Stone led both teams with 23 kill ^ ? in P n 
and NSU's Evelyn Getzen followed with 17 kills. Sciences B ' 

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we lost," Getzen said. Stephen F. Austin is ranked second 'poses a prol 
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Photo by Glenn Ward 

McLaurin called herself a human metronome while conducting the NSU 
marching band at Wednesday's marching practice in Prather Coliseum 
parking lot. 

"My advice to anyone is if you want to do it, 
then do it..." 

-Kristen McLaurin 
NSU Marching Band drum major 

About being the first female drum major of the 
Spririt of Northwestern Marching Band 

all because we still are ranked fourth in the conference." 

The Lady Demons found themselves with a 1-1 j*^ 
record and an 8-9 overall record going into Saturday. * s f t Du ilding 

The team revived itself on Saturday against Sam Housfl q. Wheelch 
State. The Demons downed SHSU in three straight sets, 34-3| 
30-28, and 30-18. 

Evelyn Getzen led a game high of 16 kills and hit .3331 
33 attacks. Christina Stone had 12 kills in 40 attacks and' 
.200. NSU hit, .210 as a team. Flavia Belo also racked up J 

SHS's Chrissy Engle led the Lady Bearcats with 11 k* 
and only one error and a .526 hit percentage. Karlee Buflj 
also a Lady Bearcat, had 34 assists. 

NSU has improved since last season with a 9-9 overall 
1 in Southland Conference. 

NSU hits the road as they face off against Nicholls State 
Thibodeaux on Friday, and then battles SoutheastflH| 
Louisiana in Hammond on Saturday. 




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Thursday, October 3, 2002 

Lili storms ashore 

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§ Hurricane packs 140+ mph 
winds, forces nearly 500,000 
La. and Texas residents to 

By Andrew David 

Sauce Reporter 

Louisiana residents are 
bracing for round two of hur- 
ricane season as Lili stirs in the 
Gulf of Mexico, adding 
strength to her powerhouse 
winds that have already 
reached top speeds of 140 
miles per hour. 

At press time it is believed 
that Lili will make landfall in 
the Southwest Louisiana area, 
in or near Cameron Parish. 

The U.S. severe weather 
service issued a public adviso- 
ry at 4:00 p.m. Wednesday and 
Calcasieu Parish officials have 
ordered the evacuation of all 
areas south of 1-10. 

Although a majority of cit- 
izens are evacuating to places 
as far north as Arkansas, oth- 
ers such as Darren Howard, a 
37-year-old independent con- 
tractor and resident of Lake 
Charles are taking a wait and 

see approach. 

Concurring with local and 
national weather warnings, 
Howard expressed concerns 
over an expected 18-20 foot 
high storm surge. 

"If it hits Cameron Parish 
and goes into Calcasieu 
they're saying half of Lake 
Charles is going to be gone," 
Howard said. 

Despite his concerns, 
Howard had no immediate 
plans to evacuate. 

"The only thing that 
would make me leave is a 100 
percent guarantee it's going to 
make landfall directly in 
Cameron Parish," Howard 

Other residents, such as 
42-year-old pastor and mother 
of two Christi Emanuel of 
neighboring Sulphur, are play- 
ing it safe and following evac- 
uation notices. 

"We're going to Corsican- 
na," Emanuel said. 

Unlike Howard, who lives 
near lakes and marshland, 
fears of flooding did not con- 
cern Emanuel as much as her 
fear of the wind. 

"The wind is my larger 

concern right now, " Emanuel 
said. "We're leaving because 
we're surrounded with trees 
and we think that we're going 
to lose limbs on trees." 

Her family's dependence 
on electricity was also a factor 
in the decision to evacuate. 

"We're all electric and we 
think we're'going to be out of 
power for a few days," 
Emanuel said. 

Emanuel noted the com- 
munity efforts and outreaches 
within her church to assist 
those in the community that 
were unable to evacuate such 
as the elderly and disabled. 

"There are those of us that 
are pastors and we've called 
lots of people in our congrega- 
tion and people have been 
helping each other trying to 
get ready," Emanuel said. 

Other Sulphur residents 
were anxious but undecided 
on whether or not they should 

Miggy Haese, a 47-year- 
old agricultural and domestic 
manager and Sulphur resi- 
dent, spoke of her fears of the 
approaching severe weather. 

If the time did come, how- 

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Every a^y 

Freshman Scholars' College major! 
Matthew Burroughs and a friend 
head to Iberville Hall from Booz- 
man Hall on Wednesday after- 
noon. The route Burroughs takes 
often meanders along the 
smoothest concrete paths. 
"Between Roy Hall and Prud- 
homme Hall, the sidewalks were 
taken out and replaced with Astro- 
turf,"' Burroughs said, comparing 
the new softer, more difficult to tra- 
verse path to artificial stadium turf. 

Photo by Glenn Ward 

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By Ashley Pierce 

Sauce Reporter 

Handicapped students at 
^SU are working around 
inaccessible areas and park- 
ln g problems on campus. 

Construction work is cur- 
rently in progress between 
•he Family and Consumer 
fences Building, Fournet 
ell even thoufl Hall, and Morrison Hall. This 
nked second ^poses a problem for some 
|J a ndicapped students, 
lbe cause the sidewalks that 
0r >ginally connected the triad 
Dem« ' re partially broken up. Stu- 
Qe nts with wheelchairs or 
e ' e ctric scooters must find 
'ternate routes to get inside 
lhe se buildings. 

"Wheelchairs can't go 
r °ugh because there aren't 


sidewalks," weeks have received parking 


Ed Nealy, a handicapped stu- 
dent worker, said. "You have 
to go around and cut through 
the back of the Student Union 

Parking is also a problem 
for handicapped students. 

"My main concern this 
fall is the abuse of non-eligi- 
ble students parking in dis- 
abled students' spots," Steve 
Hicks, NSU's disability serv- 
ices coordinator, said. "Park- 
ing is already an issue for so 
many students, but for handi- 
capped students there are so 
few options." 

Hicks said two disabled 
students in the past two 

tickets for parking in the 
grass. They did so because 
cars without handicapped 
tags took the handicapped 
spots near their buildings. 

Both tickets were 
appealed, and the appeals 
were approved. 

"They shouldn't have had 
to go through that process," 
Hicks said. 

The Natchitoches City 
Police Department raised the 
fine for parking in a handi- 
capped zone to $300 this year. 

"University Police have 
the right to comply with that 

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Image courtesy NOAA 

Hurricane Lili approaches the Louisiana coast in the Gulf of Mexico Wednesday at 4:45 p.m. in this satellite photo. 
With hurricane-force winds extending up to 45 miles from the eye of the storm and storm surges threatening 18 
feet in height, Lili provoked emergency officials in Louisiana and Texas to evacuate more than 500,000 people. 

ever, a plan to evacuate to 
Conroe, Texas was the family's 

Despite public safety and 
severe weather warnings, 
there are those, like the Ward 
family of Moss Bluff, that have 

chosen to stick it out. 

"I'm more scared of living 
in Moss Bluff the rest of my 
life," 14-year-old Alice Ward 

Alice's father, Citgo refin- 
ery manager Glen A. Ward 

was more reserved in his opin- 

"You can't make too big a 
deal of category four hurri- 
cane," Ward said, referring to 
the five-point categorical scale 
of hurricane severity. 

Student senate cancels 
out presidential 
appointments' approval 

By Garrett Guillotte 

Managing Editor 

Despite a majority of the 
senate's approval of two 
appointed SGA senators and a 
student supreme court justice, 
the SGA made no progress fill- 
ing vacant positions with pres- 
idential appointments at Mon- 
day's meeting. 

SGA president Stacie 
Cosby, who was attending a 
convention in Baton Rouge 
and was among several absent 
members of the SGA, had 
nominated former class sena- 
tor candidates Brian Jarreau 
and Amanda Breaux to fill sen- 
ator-at-large seats and Current 
Sauce copy editor Kristin 
Huben to fill a vacant supreme 
court justice seat. 

By the end of the meeting, 
however, the senate would 
strike down Jarreau and 
Breaux's approval over a con- 
stitutional technicality, and its 
vote on Huben would be inval- 
idated because too many sena- 
tors were absent or had 
walked out of the meeting. 

After swearing in four sen- 
ators elected in September, 
senators voted 9-2, with three 
abstentions, in favor of 
approving Jarreau, and Breaux 
through a nearly unanimous 

After swearing in Jarreau, 
a sophomore, and Breaux, a 

freshman, the senate debated 
another Cosby nominee. 
Kristin Huben was Cosby's 
choice to fill an empty seat on 
the student supreme court. 

Junior class senators 
Dustin Floyd and Liz Hughes 
said they preferred candidates 
that had previously served on 
the SGA senate. 

"I would 
love to have a 
senator on the 
supreme court," 
Floyd said. 

SGA vice 
president Jen- 
nifer Jensen 
and senators- 
at-large Scott 
Manguno and 

M i n d y 

McConnell said Huben was 
qualified despite having never 
filled a senate seat. 

"She is well-versed in the 
constitution," Jensen said. 

Huben, Jensen, Manguno 
and McConnell are all 
Louisiana Scholars' College 
students, as is president Cosby 
Floyd previously accused 
unnamed "scholars'" of spread- 
ing propaganda against his fall 
campaign for senate in a letter 
printed by the Sauce on Sept. 
19, but said later that he was 
not referring to Scholars' Col- 
lege members of the SGA. 

Floyd and former running 
mate Buster Carlisle also lost 

to Cosby and Jensen in the 
spring presidential election. 

A senate majority eventu- 
ally voted for Huben, with 
Floyd and Hughes the only 
dissenting votes. Chris Henry 
and Kelli Miller abstained. 

Henry said he declined to 
vote because he felt unin- 

"What happens in 
here, you don't 
have to tell 

- Luke Hutchinson 

SGA senator 

formed. Miller 
was not avail- 
able for com- 

the senate 
voted on 
Huben, Floyd 
pointed out a 
section of the 
SGA constitu- 
tion that could 
have potential- 
ly invalidated Jarreau and 
Breaux's approval. 

The section said appoint- 
ments to vacated senate seats 
must be approved by two- 
thirds of the active senate, or 
quorum. Floyd contested that 
at the time of the senate 
appointments, the senate did 
not meet quorum and could 
not approve any senators. 

The senate barely had 
enough members arrive to 
start the meeting and was 
plagued by senators leaving 
over its course. Jensen said five 
members of the senate, includ- 

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52 percent of freshmen ineligible 
under future enrollment rules 

By Elaine Broussard 

Sauce Reporter 

The enrollment statistics 
for the current semester have 
not been officially compiled, 
but estimated figures as of 
Sept. 13 show that if the selec- 
tive admissions policy would 
have been in effect for this 
semester, only 48 percent of 
the current freshman would 
have been eligible to attend 

In 2005 NSU will begin 
operating under selective 
admission standards. This 
means there will be a big 
change in the admissions 
process and the number of 
students who will be accepted 
to the university. 

The proposed selective 
admissions policy coming 
into effect in 2005 requires 
incoming students to have a 
minimum 2.0 GPA in the 16 

1/2 specific units of high 
school courses required to be 
eligible for TOPS combined 
with a 20 composite on the 

Some students admitted 
that they would have been 
part of the 52 percent of fresh- 
men that would be ineligible 
to attend NSU under selective 

Nina Gintz, a freshman 
elementary education major, 
said, "I made a 19 so I would- 
n't have gotten in, but some 
people who come here with 
lower ACT scores become 
harder workers, so they 
should have the same chance 
as everyone else." 

Nicole Garcia, a radiology 
major, also disagrees with the 
new policy. 

"The students who are 
here who wouldn't have met 
the requirements are getting a 
chance to better themselves 

that they wouldn't get from 
other universities, so it's a 
shame that NSU is not going 
to continue to do that," Garcia 

Not all freshmen think the 
new policy is a bad idea, how- 

Kristy Parker, a theater 
major, said, "I think it's smart 
to implement the new selec- 
tive admissions policy, but it's 
pointless if they keep remedi- 
al courses." 

This leads students to the 
question of what NSU offi- 
cials are doing to move the 
university through this transi- 
tion. According to the head of 
enrollment services, Ina 
Agnew, the university has 
been working on these 
changes for several years. 

The Office of Admissions 
has been putting more 
resources into recruitment. It 
has been in closer contact 

with high school counselors 
and has been making more 
personal phone calls and pri- 
vate visits in the effort of 
recruiting students with high- 
er high school GPAs and ACT 

In addition to this, the 
university has also concen- 
trated more on promoting 
community colleges. Students 
who will not meet the require- 
ments for the selective admis- 
sions in 2005 will be encour- 
aged to attend community 
colleges closely associated 
with NSU. 

"Attending community 
college is an advantage to the 
students who want to eventu- 
ally come to Northwestern," 
Agnew said. "The university 
is establishing solid working 
relationships with the com- 
munity colleges so students 
can transfer easily with a min- 
imum amount of fuss." 

SGA passes in-line budget, swears in new senators 

By Garrett Guillotte 

Managing Editor 

Monday's SGA senate 
meeting yielded $5,000 for the 
campus' in-line hockey club's 
budget, a crown and banquet 
for the Homecoming Honor 
Court, four newly-elected sena- 
tors and a call for silence out- 
side of the senate's weekly 
meetings despite their being 
open to the public. 

Senators Scott Manguno 

and Cade Strong lauded in-line 
hockey for its organization and 
the club for its cooperation and 
patience. The club sport, which 
had already raised and spent 
more than $7,000 of its own 
funds, wanted the money for 
league fees, equipment and 
other expenses. 

The senate unanimously 
passed the budget. 

Two bills to benefit the 
homecoming honor court, 
authored by junior class sena- 

tor Dustin Floyd and senator- 
at-large Luke Hutchinson, were 
also easily passed by the sen- 
ate. The legislation, to spend 
$260 for a reception and $113.29 
for the queen's crown, also 
passed unanimously. 

SGA vice president Jen- 
nifer Jensen, acting on behalf of 
absent SGA president Stacie 
Cosby, also swore in four sena- 
tors elected during September's 

The four senators, Ken 

Romas, Timmy Watts, Chris 
Henry, and Kayla Brossett, 
quintupled the number of 
black senators on the SGA. The 
senate's only other black sena- 
tor is Tometrius Greer. 

Hutchinson also spoke on 
talking about senate meetings 
outside of the senate. 

"What happens in here, 
you don't have to tell every- 
body," Hutchinson said. "If it 
happens in here, you don't 
have to take it out of here." 

Absences impede SGAsenate in, out of meetings 

■ Continued from page 1 

ing Adam Allen, Luke 
Hutchinson and Ryan Terry, 
had left and that there would 
not have been a problem 
approving anyone if they had 

Speaker of the senate Greg 
Comeaux said he believed 
presidential nominees for sen- 
ate positions left open after 
elections only required a sim- 
ple majority for approval. 

After a brief recess, Man- 
guno moved to nullify the sen- 
ate appointments and suggest- 
ed that the internal affairs com- 
mittee debate the constitution 
before sending a case to the 
student supreme court. 

Manguno's motion to nul- 
lify Jarreau and Breaux's 

approval passed unanimously. 
However, the senate did not 
act on the vote they had just 
made on Huben's nomination, 
neither declaring her approval 
or refusal. 

By the terms of the consti- 
tution, Huben fell far short of 
the two-thirds of the active 
senate's votes needed for 
approval despite having the 
majority of present senators' 
approval. If every member of 
the senate present voted in her 
favor, she still could not have 
been approved. 

"We've never had two- 
thirds of the entire senate 
here," Jensen said after the 
meeting. "We have a hard 
enough time fighting for quo- 

Most of the confusion over 
the senate appointments was 
due to the wording of the sec- 
tion Floyd cited. 

Senators were confused 
over whether the open seats 
from the elections were "vacat- 
ed," and what "vacated" meant 
in the constitution. 

Jensen also said several 
senators were under adminis- 
trative review for missing 
office hours and meetings 
without excuses. 

A review is required before 
a senator can be removed for 
violating the senate's rules, 
which requires members to 
attend senate meetings or pro- 
vide an excuse and work three 
office hours each week. 

Comeaux said the senate 

would act as though Huben's 
vote did not take place and 
stood by his view that the sen- 
ate appointments only 
required a simple majority to 
pass, citing informal support 
from supreme court justices 
Justin Owen and Sharmyn Lit- 

The contested senate seats 
were available because several 
class senator seats were not 
filled by this fall's elections, 
including three graduate sena- 
tor seats. Comeaux also 
resigned his senator-at-large 
seat after winning a junior 
class senate seat on Sept. 18. 

The supreme court seat 
Huben was nominated for 
opened up when a court justice 
graduated this spring. 

Disabled have problems with access 

■ Continued from page 1 

number," Hicks said. "But 
they choose not to." 

NSU Police issues a much 
smaller fine for parking in a 
handicapped zone on cam- 
pus. All parking tickets are 
$25, whether you park in the 
grass, in a faculty spot, or in a 
handicapped zone. 

Some disabled students 
think this is unfair. 

"It's only a $25 ticket. 
That doesn't deter anyone. 
They could at least make it 
$50," Nealy said. 

Nealy also said students 
park in the blue lines sur- 
rounding handicapped spots. 
This sometimes causes more 
of a problem than if a student 
had taken up the whole space. 

"People with vans can't 
unload their wheelchairs 
when students park in the 
blue lines," Nealy said. "The 
same goes for my pickup 
truck. The lift in the back of 
my truck swings down over 
the bed, so if someone is 
parked in the blue lines, I 
can't lower the lift." 

No plans have been made 
for additional handicapped 
parking on campus. 

"I think the campus 

police need to designate a 
parking lot for disabled stu- 
dents only," Richie Mercer, a 
disabled student, said. "I 
know it wouldn't solve the 
parking issue completely, but 
this may ease the hassle of 
finding a vacant parking 

Parking along sidewalks 
is also a problem. For stu- 
dents who use wheelchairs or 
scooters, a car can sometimes 
make it impossible to contin- 
ue down the sidewalk. 

"People just don't realize 
that a wheelchair might need 
to get by," Nealy said. 

There are several other 
places on campus where 
wheelchair accessibility has 
been a problem. 

Until two years ago, no 
wheelchair access was avail- 
able for the third floor of the 
Student Union. Offices on the 
third floor, such as Job Loca- 
tion and Development Ser- 
vices, had to send representa- 
tives from their offices and 
complete services on the sec- 
ond floor. 

With the addition of a 
mechanical wheelchair lift on 
the stairwell of the Student 
Union, disabled students can 

easily reach the second floor. 

Any disabled student 
may attain a key to this lift by 
contacting either Hicks in 
Room 237 of Kyser or Woody 
Blair in the Residential Life 
office on the first floor of the 
Student Union. Keys can be 
issued for the entire academic 

Although these changes 
have been a great improve- 
ment, there are still some 
buildings that have no wheel- 
chair access to their upstairs 

Matthew Borroughs, a 
Scholars' College freshman, is 
an example of the kind of stu- 
dent that would benefit from 
adaptations NSU officials are 
working on. 

Borroughs resides on the 
first floor of Boozman Hall, 
another building without 
handicapped access to the 
second floor. Since Borroughs 
had no way to reach the com- 
puter lab on the upstairs 
level, NSU officials allowed 
him to keep a new computer 
and printer from that lab in 
his dorm room. 

In Roy Hall, second floor 
offices continue to bring their 
services downstairs for hand- 

icapped students. Representa- 
tives from Veterans Affairs, 
the Computer Center, Institu- 
tional Research, Admissions, 
and Recruiting are available. 

"I just give them a call 
from the first floor when I 
need them," Nealy said. 
"They've been great about it." 

The Teachers Education 
Center is another building 
that is a problem for handi- 
capped students. There is no 
wheelchair access to the sec- 
ond floor. 

"I would rather be able to 
have a conference with that 
particular professor in the 
privacy of their office, espe- 
cially if it is about a problem 
I'm having in the class that I 
don't want to discuss in front 
of a lot of people," Mercer 

Mercer said he thinks it 
should be state mandated for 
a state-funded school to meet 
the needs of every student. 

"This would mean having 
every building equipped with 
elevators, ramps, sidewalks 
that aren't too steep, or what- 
ever devices or adjustments 
necessary to make each build- 
ing as accessible as possible," 
Mercer said. 



Student Activities Board 

Homecoming week schedule: 

Monday - Homecoming kick- 
off extravaganza, 1 1 a.m. - 1 p.m. 
in front of the Student Union. 

Tuesday - Starflix "Make 
your own video," 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. 
in the Student Union lobby. 

Wednesday - IM Fun Run & 
Block Parry, 4 p.m. in front of the 
IM Building. 

Thursday - SAB Night at the 
Movies, showing Signs at 7 p.m. at 
Prather Coliseum. 

"Too Hot to Handle" Bonfire, 
10 p.m. at the bottom of Greek 

Friday - Parade Kick-off at 5 
p.m., in the Prather Coliseum 
parking lot. 

Pep rally after parade on the 
downtown Riverfront. 

Saturday - Football! NSU 
Demons vs. Southwest Oklahoma. 
3 p.m. kickoff, Turpin Stadium. 

Attention all organizations. 
Homecoming packets are due on 
Monday by 4:30 p.m. 

Join an SAB committee! For 
more information come to Room 
214 of the Student Union. 

Interested in being in the next 
Lady of the Bracelet Pageant? 
Come to the Lady of the Bracelet 
Interest Meeting. It will be held on 
Tuesday in the President's Room 
of the Student Union. 

Come celebrate Family Day 
Saturday at A. A. Fredricks 
Auditiorium. Ventriloquist Keith 
Haddrill will perform at 2 p.m. 
Registration begins at 1 p.m. for 
families. There will be door prizes 
and entertainment. 

Spanish Club 

The Spanish Club meets 
every Wednesday from 3 to 4 p.m. 
For more information, contact Dr. 

Pratt in Room 3 1 4E or call at 357- 

Club NEO 

Northwestern Environmental 
Organization (NEO) has placed 24 
recycling bins throughout all 
buildings on campus with 
aluminum can soda machines. 
NEO meets at The Foundation (no 
affiliation) on Sundays at 6 p.m. 

Psychology Club 

The NSU Psychology Club 
encourages all Psychology majors 
and minors to join. Meetings are 
held in Bienvenu Hall in Room 
305 every other Monday afternoon 
at 3 p.m. The next meeting will be 
held on Monday at 3 p.m. There is 
no specific GPA required! 

Circle K International 

Weekly meetings are held on 
Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. in Room 
209 of Kyser Hall. If you have any 
questions about Circle K, contact 
Laurie Brown at 

Book of Job Panel 

The Louisiana Scholars' 
College will sponsor a panel 
discussion on the Old Testament 
Book of Job today at 7:30 p.m. in 
the TV Studio in Kyser Hall. 

For further information, 
contact Fraser Snowden at 357- 

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Connection in next week's issue 
of the Current Sauce, bring a 
typed Connection to room 225 
of Kyser Hall. Or if you would 
like to e-mail your connection 
send it to: 

Argus distributes 
despite setbacks 

By Justin Shatwell 

Sauce Reporter 

Last Wednesday the 
media board convened to 
appoint a new editor for 
Argus. However, the board 
made no appointments at the 

The board could not 
review the applications 
because the SGA appointed 
student representatives were 
mysteriously absent. Actual- 
ly, they were more than 
absent; they were missing. 
There is no single list in the 
SGA office that says who 
exactly was appointed by 
them last spring. 

Furthermore, they are 
not even sure how many 
members are still students at 

Speaker of the Senate 
Greg Comeaux said, "I'm 
pretty sure that one member 
of the Media Board is not 
back at school." 

Comeaux was certain 
that the person he was think- 
ing of was no longer attend- 
ing college here, but whether 
or not she was appointed last 
spring is still in contention. 

However, this means that 
the Senate must find all of 
the remaining members by 
this afternoon, when the 
Media Board meets again. 

Jennifer Jensen cites poor 
record keeping on the part of 
previous Speaker of the Sen- 
ate Dustin Floyd as one of the 
sources of the problem. 

"At the end of the semes- 
ter last year our Speaker of 
the Senate did not care about 
the agenda - nothing is 
recorded," Jensen said. 

She also said that the 
appointments were made last 
semester during the dispute 
between the Current Sauce 
and the SGA, so the minutes 
containing the names of the 
appointees may never have 
been printed in the paper. 

If this is true, there is no 
back-up for these records. 

Dustin Floyd denied that 
his record keeping was 

He stated that he han 
died the records "the same as 
any speaker before me." 

As to why the records are 
missing, he said that the 
records are open to anyone to 
research and that the minutes 
in question may have ju st 
never been returned. 

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Some friends mentioned 
once that they could see me as 
a Theta Chi, so my initial 
interests leaned towards them 
early on. But despite the 
encouraging sentiments I 
wasn't quite sure how to 
behave when we were intro- 
duced to the brothers. 

Normally whenever I 
meet large groups of 
strangers, it's either before or 
during the act of getting 
loaded, so performing this 
sober was quite a challenge. 

Was I sup posed to walk 
around and shake hands like I 
was running for president or 
just start talking impromptu 
like an AA meeting? 

I was caught off guard 
rather quickly when I noticed 
a black guy in the fray of the 
Theta Chi fraternity because 
he stuck out like a-well, like a 
black guy in a room full of 
white guys. Much the same 
way I would stick out at a 
Black Panther rally. Celebrate 
the differences, kids. 

I will say the fact that 
Theta Chi was interracial 
increased my level of interest. 

About 30 minutes went by 
when we were instructed it 
was time to leave and make 
our way to the Tau Kappa 
Epsilon house. 

When I was a freshman, I 
hung out with a few Tau 
Kappa Epsilon's during 
Freshmen Connection (names 
will be left out because I'm 
not sure if they're allowed to 
do that). I had a good time 
and had intended to pledge 
my first semester until I was 
informed by a certain Scottish 
roommate, who will remain 
nameless, that gouging my 
eyes out with a spoon would 
be a more positive social 
adjustment than becoming a 
member of Tau Kappa 

Their house was modest 
a nd resembled a manufac- 
tured home, but they took 
Pride in it because they had 
done all the work themselves. 
I respected that. They made 
n o apologies for the type of 
guys they were and touted 
themselves as "The working 
Han's fraternity." 

It was a verv comfortable, 


laid-back atmosphere. Out of 
all the carbon-copy brother- 
hood sales pitches I heard 
during the week, Tau Kappa 
Epsilon was definitely the 
most honest, down to earth 
and downright funny. 

Next up was Sigma Nu. I 
was a little anxious walking to 
Russell Hall where Sigma Nu 
was meeting because I had 

done a story about a member 
who had been indicted on fed- 
eral drug charges last semes- 
ter. Therefore, I was a bit 
frightened of what might hap- 
pen should any of these guys 
be able to put two and two 
together. My fears only 
increased when they opened 
the doors. 

They were lined up one 

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11:00 a.m. 
Student Luncheon 
and brief Bible Study 
after worship 

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by one against the back wall 
as a presiding member stood 
out in front, clip board in 
hand as if it was created 
specifically for him. 

Like a bizarre menagerie 
of scenes from The Skulls, a 
pagan sacrifice and a used car 
commercial, he paced up and 
down in front of his minions. 

There was no stutter, no 
uh's or urn's, no pauses. The 
man spoke with surgical pre- 

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were a military outfit, Sigma 
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team that you send in to slit 
some guy's throat outside of 
Karachi, Pakistan. 

I was both frightened and 
mesmerized at the same time. 
I was so taken back by the 
presentation, that all I could 
do was keep my head pointed 
to the ground and sit against 
the back wall until it was time 
to leave. 

Night two brought me to 
the house of Pi Kappa Phi. 
First impressions had me feel- 
ing as if I were inside of an 
Abercrombie and Fitch cata- 
logue, except without the soft- 
core pornography or board 
shorts lying around. 

All the fraternities touted 
the highest GPA, Intramural 
trophies, and other fraternal 
awards, but Pi Kappa Phi was 
the first to show proof. 

They also had the most 
convincing charity and com- 
munity service programs and 
talked about them as if they 
really cared. What those pro- 

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grams were I couldn't tell you 
because I didn't really care. 

Pi Kappa Phi and Theta 
Chi were my top choices at 
this point, but I didn't feel as 
though I belonged in Pi 
Kappa Phi. 

I don't know how to 
accessorize, gel my hair and 
the last time I checked I am 
not now, nor have I ever been, 
loved by Phi Mu. Plus, I smile 
less in an entire year than 
these guys do in a single day. 
Must be all that pink love 
going around. 

Basically, Theta Chi 
would be the guys I would get 
drunk with; Pi Kappa Phi 
would be the guys who drove 
me home. 

Next was Kappa Sigma. 
They acted like a football team 
and barked loudly whenever 
a brother finished speaking. I 
believe that explains every- 

We then made our way to 
the Kappa Alpha plantation, 
er, house, and awaited their 

Their president pro- 
claimed that Kappa Alpha 
embodied the spiritual and 
moral values of their founder 
Robert E. Lee. You know, like 

Kappa Alpha did have a 
certain gentleman's quality to 
them, and if it weren't for the 
stressing on Southern tradi- 
tions I might have been inter- 

However, I do give them 
big kudos for holding Old 
South, a formal that requires 
sorority girls to wear corsets 
and say things like "I do 

Last up was Delta 
Upsilon. I wasn't even aware 
that there was a Delta Upsilon 
before going into rush and 
even now that I've seen them 
I'm still not sure they exist. 

They had music playing 
on a computer when we 
walked in, and when the track 
accidentally played a song by 
Pink (the girl not the Floyd) I 
made up my mind that Dun- 
geons and, uh-Delta Upsilon 
was not for me. 

All things being equal, 
they were nice guys, and I had 
a very pleasant conversation 
with a few of them. Of course 
I've had pleasant conversa- 
tions with people at retire- 
ment homes as well, but you 
don't see me rolling up a 
wheelchair to the Chinese 
checkers table at Shady Oaks 
do you? 

Exiting Delta Upsilon, 
two nights of tours were com- 
pleted and as I walked my 
increasingly sickly body 
home. My hopes were set on 
either Pi Kappa Phi or Theta 
Chi, if for no other reason 
than the fact that they rhyme 
when you say them together. 

The thought of completely 
changing my image and try- 
ing to get into Kappa Alpha 
was also available option. You 
know, for the corsets. 

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What does happen to people who do not do their jobs? 

I love the Student Govern- 
ment Association. Well, so 
does a certain sorority, but 
they love everyone and every- 
thing; they even love opposing 
sororities and the Student 
Union. But with love comes 
criticism. As any devout fan 
would, I must ask, what the 

hell is going on with the SGA? 

Last year it was rumored 
the Current Sauce was not 
doing its job by not printing 
the minutes. Oh how the 
tables have turned. Now it is 
hard getting minutes from the 
SGA to print. 

The most recent govern- 

Uncommon Ground 

-Fat? So!- 

Size acceptance 
is not something 
that most of us think 
about when consid- 
ering the many dif- 
ferent forms of hate 
in our surroundings. 
However, size is still 
one of the most 
powerful prejudices 
in our society. 

I was a fat kid. 
Despite the common stereo- 
types fat people are branded 
with, I wasn't lazy, I wasn't 
stupid and I didn't eat the 
other kid's lunches at recess. I 
did learn, however, that being 
fat was not cool and I carried 
this emotional burden with 
me with for years. 

Being thin has not only 
come to represent attractive- 
ness, but has also come to 
symbolize success, self-control 
and self-worth. 

Irrational concepts such as 
these are often force-fed to our 
generation at a young age. 
Barbie dolls have long been 
held as a standard of beauty 
for young girls across the 
world. I had my fair share of 
Malibu and Sleepover Barbies, 
and I was not alone. 

Over 90 percent of all girls 
ages 3 to 11 own Barbies, an 
early role model with a figure 
that is physically unattainable 
in real life. 

To date, Barbie's actual 
proportions are so unrealistic 
that she would not be able to 
stand if she were real. She'd 
also have to carry her pan- 
creas in one of those trendy 
pink purses, because her waist 
is so small in relation to her 
breasts that all her internal 
organs would not be able to fit 

In a recent study of almost 
500 schoolgirls, 40 percent of 
the 10-year-olds said that they 
were trying to lose weight. 

These kinds of thoughts 
root themselves early in life, 
and continue to plague us as 
we grow into adults. 

A poll conducted by Glam- 
our magazine found that 75 
percent of women thought 
they were "too fat". Years ago, 
this kind of mentality was 
unheard of. Marilyn Monroe, 
long considered one of the 
most beautiful women in the 
world, wore a size 16. In 
today's society, Marilyn Mon- 

Ashley Pierce 
Sauce Columnist 

roe would be con- 
sidered a plus-sized 
model. Presently, 
the average super- 
model wears a size 

Figures such 
as these are ridicu- 
lous. Because of the 
media's portrayal of 
what's beautiful, 
women are forced to 
strive for a body that, for the 
most part, is unattainable. 

This futile struggle leads 
many young women to eating 
disorders (a whopping 15 per- 
cent of young women suffer 
from them), depression and 
even suicide. 

I cannot count how many 
times I've heard a group of 
guys making fun of one of 
their friends for "hooking up 
with a fat chick." This kind of 
mindless ridicule is a perfect 
example of prejudice simply 
because of a person's size. 

When I hear comments 
like that, it makes my blood 
boil and my heart sink, 
because I know what it's like 
to be that "fat chick." I want to 
ask the assholes if they even 
dared to delve beneath the 
surfaces of these women to see 
what they are really like. 

Why does fat have to be 
the only adjective to describe 
them? Why can't they appre- 
ciate our shapely hips and 
beautiful curves? God didn't 
give them to us by mistake. 
We are all beautiful women, 
from our brains to our breasts 
to the boundless curves some 
of us possess. 

I guess it's those guys 
who don't deserve us anyway. 
The point is, so many people 
don't realize how deeply it can 
hurt to overhear such unkind 

If only one person in 
enlightened by this column, I 
will feel I have served my pur 
pose. It is such a shame that 
so many beautiful people are 
plagued by prejudice simply 
because of their size. 

I hope that you will move 
forward from reading this 
with a broader perspective of 
what makes us truly beautiful, 
inside and out. 

If you have any questions, 
comments or topic ideas, feel 
free to e-mail them to 

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Neil Ralston 

ment blunder was 
this Monday's meet- 
ing. NSU 22 reporter 
Josh Green and Cur- 
rent Sauce managing 
editor Garrett Guil- 
lotte both informed 
me of the botched 
attempt of swearing 
in newly appointed 
senators. Some of 
the numbers report- 
ed back to me were simply 

Monday's meeting began 
with about 14 active senators 
(that's voting senators who 
hold seats on the SGA). As the 
meeting progressed apparent- 
ly some of the senators began 

Kaleb Breaux 

to leave one by one 
to attend more 
important events. 
These more impor- 
tant events are 
ambiguous to me. It 
couldn't have been a 
football game, 
because we all know 
those are on Thurs- 
days and or Satur- 
days, nor did they 
attend a Student Activities 
Board event, because, well you 

So my question is, what 
was more important than 
swearing in these eager sena- 
tors? What could not have 
waited for an hour? 

In the end only nine of the 
14 original senators felt that 
the meeting was of some 
importance to them so they 
were nice enough to stay until 
the meeting's completion. 

We must look to last year 
when the SGA tried to remove 
the late Rondray Hill from his 
editor's position. The SGA's 
attempt was on the grounds 
that Hill was not fulfilling his 
duties. Can the same rules 
apply for Student Government 
senators who do not complete 
office hours or who cannot sit 
through a meeting? 

Don't get me wrong, there 
are some excellent senators on 
our Student Government. 

Many of these senators stand 
firm in what they do, and 
what they do is good. They are 
in the office week after week, 
writing legislation, which is 
sometimes comical and trivial, 
but nonetheless it is legisla- 

Let this be a lesson to 
those of you who voted Joe 
Slackass Blow to be your class 
senator. Stop voting students 
onto the SGA because they ask 
you to or they are in your 
organization or because they 
are pretty. Vote on someone 
you know will be reliable to 
the students because some of 
these senators are an embar- 
rassment to the SGA. 

Words of Wisdom: Tip #6-Drugs 

■ The name in this article 
has been changed to pro- 
tect the innocent. 

A few years ago, I hung out 
with some guys who were 
heavily into drugs. Marijuana, 
acid, ecstasy and the occasional 
helping of 'shrooms, filled out 
their repertoire of intoxicants. 

During a drug-laden week- 
end, my buddy-Frank-was 
tripping on three hits of acid 
and partaking of the pot to 
"smooth out the harshness of 
the trip." 

Little note about Frank; 
when he took acid, he took 
acid. He believed in a stair step 
method. It began with the ini- 
tial hit, then a second hit after 
the first kicked in and about 
two hours later a final install- 
ment. The idea behind this 
process was it allowed for a 

longer, more 
enhanced trip. This 
method doesn't actu- 
ally increase the 
effect, but it does 
waste a lot of money. 

Anyway, on this 
night Frank and 
some other guys 
were in his apart- 
ment "tripping their 
balls off." They 
walked outside of the apart- 
ment to escape the thick layer 
of pot smoke, and standing 
outside, Frank and company 
sees a six-foot-tall, fuzzy, white 
rabbit hopping around the 

This occurrence may 
appear strange to some, but 
under the influence, bizarre sit- 
uations are easily explained 

The acid troop watched 

Rob Morgan 
Managing Editor 

their 'Harvey' hop 
around the yard for 
about 30 minutes. 
They never really 
questioned the event, 
but eventually 
curiosity overcame 
them and they began 
to move toward it. 

Within two feet 
of the gigantic fuzzy 
individual, the lone 
three saw what had actually 
been capturing their attention; 
a white garbage bag blowing in 
the wind. 

They laughed about it for a 
while, went back inside to lis- 
ten to some music and finished 
their weekend of debauchery 
around 6 a.m. 

A little while after this inci- 
dent, and about a few hundred 
like it, Frank dropped out of 
school. He only lacked a few 

hours in attaining his degree, 
but the more than recreational 
drug use had turned him into a 
perpetual potato. 

He didn't attend classes or 
care about too much. What 
begin as a "every now and 
again" relationship with drugs 
turned into a full blown 
reliance. Frank became an apa- 
thetic participant in his own 

I have kind of lost track 
with him in the recent years, 
but I hear through common 
friends he is doing better. He 
eventually realized his depend- 
ence upon drugs was holding 
him back, as opposed, to pro- 
viding a 'fun and educational' 
way of spending free time. 

The moral of the story: 
Recreational drug use-okay, 
using dmgs to supplement the 
down points in your life, bad. 

Letters to the Editor 

Have we forgotten the First Amendment? 

By Eva De Leon 

In response to Ms. Gordon's article 
"Does America really bless God?", I 
would like to point out that there are 
some weighty errors in her argument, 
which has been shared by like-minded 

In her article, she states that Ameri- 
ca "was built on the Bible and God". 
Granted, the Puritans who landed on 
Plymouth Rock in 1620, to found one of 
the first European colonies in North 
America, were Christian, and they did 
believe in founding a staunch, God- 
fearing community. These same Puri- 
tans were responsible for some of the 
features that will stay with America for 
a very long time: practicality, an empha- 
sis on education, and the Salem Witch 
Trials. However, the men who led the 
fight for America's independence, and 
who tailored the Constitution, were of a 
different system of beliefs; they were 
deist, not Christian, as were most intel- 
lectuals of their time. They wanted a 
government that would not be influ- 
enced by religion, so that no group of 
individuals could impose its religious 
doctrines onto another. 

The idea of freedom of religion was 

so important to so many people that 
Americans gave their lives for it. People 
from other countries risked everything 
to come to America in hopes of being 
able to practice their religion freely. The 
statement "Congress shall make no law 
respecting an establishment of religion, 
or prohibiting the free exercise thereof 
which opens the First Amendment has 
been the beacon of hope which has led 
many imn-figrants (of which America is 
mostly comprised) to our country. 

The prospect of a nation in which 
diversity can coexist with tolerance is a 
lofty one, but the prospect of a nation 
with a religious bias seems a little too 
reminiscent of medieval Europe. Ms. 
Gordon writes, "We have to go hack to 
what we used to know, what we used 
to do." If she is referring to the Puri- 
tans, then are we to return to executing 
those whose beliefs do not mesh with 
the majority? Are we to go back to the 
1950s when women had to stay at home 
and act stupid, when Americans were 
either "white" or "colored", and anyone 
who did not share the same ideas as the 
majority was accused of being Commu- 
nist or un-American? Are we to forget 
about the not-so-numerous minority 
religious groups who live here, too, liv- 

ing peacefully with Christians, who 
would be devastated if we were to, as 
Ms. Gordon says, "let God be our 

The hijackers of the four ill-fated 
airplanes of September 11 believed that 
they were fulfilling God's word. So did 
the many militant groups that have 
bombed abortion clinics. So did the 
inquisitors who persecuted individuals 
of minority indigenous religions in the 
Middle Ages. Jesus, too believed that 
everything he did (whether he was 
right is another issue) was for God; 
however, Jesus didn't persecute anyone. 
Perhaps it is not lack of religion that is 
hurting our country, as Ms. Gordon 
claims, but taking faith too far. 

If individual Americans praise God, 
that is one thing; they are exercising 
their First Amendment right. If every 
citizen had to have the Bible shoved in 
their face, that is another. After all, the 
original inhabitants of this country were 
not Christian. America today exempli- 
fies diversity; nearly every community 
has more than one ethnic group and 
many more systems of beliefs. Like pot- 
pourri, it is only appreciable when there 
is a little of everything contained with- 

Response to Q&A about 
The Sex 

By Ray Meade 

The first paragraph of 
this article was very offen- 
sive to me by calling all peo- 
ple who do not have sex till 
marriage unactrative and 
that we that do not have sex 
do not have fun. This is 
absurd I am a 20 year old 
virgin. I am not unactactive 
to any women with a right 

mind nor do I "loathe" fun. 
Next time before you decide 
to label a group of people 
who stick to something that 
the majority of people wish 
they had done use your head 
and not the one between 
your legs either. 

■ E-mail your letters to the editor to Remember to 
include your name and contact informa- 
tion (phone number and e-mail address) 
along with a copy of your letter. 

■ The article Meade is refer- 
ring to is Rob Morgan's Q&A 
about The Sex. Morgan's arti- 
cle ran in last week's issue of 
the Current Sauce. 


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October 3, 2002 


By Karen Patriquin 

Sauce Reporter 

Before the Internet, the Latin invasion, and "Party of Five" there 
was a decade that changed everything. 

Most of us were born in the '80s, so lets break out the rubrics cubes 
and brush off the Atari because its time to go back to your childhood. 
It was a time where leg warmers were hip and a new cable chan- 
nel called MTV played nothing but the best music videos all day. 
The nostalgia of our past can still be found at the local malls and on 
TV today. 

The '80s may be dead but the fashion lives on. Well most of it. 
I think we are all thankful that mohawks, parachute pants, and 
spandex crept their way out the spotlight. 
So what is still in, you ask? 
For starters, shoes. 

Guys would not have been caught dead at school without a pair of 
Adidas or Vans which are still very popular brands today. 
However, the high top and pump up versions of these shoes have 
not been popular for years. 
Girls would not leave their houses if they were not wearing a pair 
of Keds without socks, or a pair of Reeboks, though the popularity 
of these brands have been replaced by newer shoe companies. 
As far as clothes, the big belts that do not fit through belt loops are 
back in. That fashionable three quarter sleeved shirt in your clos- 
et was also in during the golden age of the material girl. 

Madonna also gave us such fashions as the shirts and 
dresses off the shoulder. 

"The blues and hot pinks are coming back, and the blue 
eye shadow," freshman theater major Kristy Parker said. 

Be on the lookout, it seems the styles of our childhood are 
here to stay. 

Speaking of childhood, toys and cartoons are being 
remade and updated, such as "He-Man" and "Transform- 
ers," which can be seen on Cartoon Network. 
Strawberry Shortcake, Care Bears, Rainbow Brite and My Little 
Pony, all cartoons and toys from the '80s, can be seen on new t-shirts 
or as toys. 

And where would this or any other generation be without Star 
Wars, which first came out in 1977. It gained immense popularity during 
the '80s with the release of The Empire Strikes Back in 1980, and Return of 
the Jedi in 1983. 

"The Oprah Winfrey Show" appeared on TV sets in 1986 and 
changed the face of daytime as we know it today. Oprah's show was fol- 
lowed by many other daytime talk shows but she rains queen of day time 
TV, having one of the longest running day time talk shows. 

"The music is coming back, a lot of people are starting to listen to it," 
freshmen dentistry major Chelsea Harris said. 

From bands to beats, many songs from the '80s are making a come- 
back as remixes with a techno beat. 

The big music names that have new albums out now are Bon Jovi 
and Kylie Minogue. 

Australian actress-turned singer Kylie Minogue had a few big hits 
in the 1980s, one of them being "The Loco Motion". 
She drifted away from America's eye but not out of the global 
spotlight. She has a following in Europe and just recently released her 
song "Can't Get You Out Of My Head," which jumped onto American radios. Once again 
Kylie Minogue's name is on the lips of Americans. 
Bon Jovi is coming out with a new CD this month called Bounce. This will be the bands 10th 
recording. Bon Jovi's biggest album was Slippery when Wet in 1987 launched by the release of the singles such 
"Living on a Prayer" and "Wanted Dead or Alive". 

Who knows what new trends from the past will pop up next year, but as always disco is still dead. Be on the 
lookout for more things from your past as the fashion and media worlds are always reinventing themselves. 



Making quota, how buyback process works 

By Dominique Irvin 

Sauce Reporter 

You spend countless hours 
studying, pretending to study 
or just not studying at all. 
However, you choose to do it, 
eventually you find yourself at 
the end of the semester. Now 
what do you do with all your 
books? One word; buyback. 

For buyback to start, 
bookstores must receive adop- 
tion lists from teachers, telling 
them what books are going to 
be used the next semester. 
Bookstores create a quota on 
how many books they will 
need to buy back from stu- 

"We will buy back the 
quantity that fits for the 
upcoming semester," Lee 
Waskom, owner of Campus 
Corner, said. 

Some books do not need 
to be bought back. These 
books are for "trailer classes." 
Trailer classes are classes for 
which the same textbook can 
be used for more than one 


Waskom used English 
classes as an example of how 
buyback works. Waskom esti- 
mates that 900 to 1000 stu- 
dents are taking English 1010 
this fall and about 300 are tak- 
ing English 1020. 

The situation is different 
in the spring when more stu- 
dents are taking 1020. 

"I've got 900 English 1010 
books out there in the fall," 
Waskom said. "900 people are 
going to go between the two 
bookstores and sell back the 
books, but there's only 300 
people taking 1010 in the 
spring, so the first 300 people 
across the finish line are going 
to get their books bought back 
at half price." 

In the spring the situation 
changes. The 900 people who 
took 1010 are going to be tak- 
ing 1020 in the spring, so 
Waskom will be buying back 
every 1020 book he can get his 
hands on. 

When buyback begins, 
bookstores buy books back at 

"In some cases we have to throw them in the 
dumpster. Thousands and thousands of dollars 
of books." 

-Lee Waskom 

Owner, Campus Corner 
About books 

half price, or retail price. Once 
their quota is met, the price 
drops to wholesale, which is 
usually one third of the price 
paid for the book from the 

"Sometimes you get better 
(prices), and sometimes you 
get worse," Waskom said. 

For some students, even 
the best is not enough. 

"Sometimes, when they 
do buy the book back, it's usu- 
ally at less than half the price," 
junior Natasha Stevenson 
said. "You feel ripped off." 

Other students take things 
into their own hands. 

"Other than selling back 
to bookstores, I sell my books 
to other students and make 

more money," sophomore 
Devin Steward said. 

After the quota is met and 
the book is scanned, a whole- 
sale price from Follett, one of 
Campus Corner's wholesale 
distributors, appears on 
screen. Employees look 
through other wholesale 
books to see if there is a better 
price than what Follett offers. 
Some prices can be close, but 
sometimes there can be a real 
difference in prices offered. 

"Sometimes you'll see us 
thumbing through books 
because you're the first time 
we've encountered that book 
in a wholesale situation," 
Waskom said. The best price 
is then put into the computer 

to offer to other students. 

Problems can arise with 
buyback and prices when 
adoption lists are not turned 
in on time. 

"One time got the adop- 
tion list the last day of buy- 
back," Waskom said. "For the 
5 or 10 people that were 
left. ..they got their books 
bought back at half, but all the 
other people got wholesale." 

If the list is not turned in, 
bookstores assume that the 
book is not being reused and 
they buy it at wholesale. 
Bookstores can lose lots of 
money if they do a "specula- 
tive buy" and assume books 
will be reused and the book is 
not adopted. 

"In some cases we have to 
throw them (the books) in the 
dumpster," Waskom said 
Thousands and thousands of 
dollars of books." 

Even though problems 
arise with adoption lists, 
Waskom is generally satisfied 
with the process. 

"On the whole, the profes- 

sors at Northwestern do a 
very good job of getting the 
adoptions in, in a timely fash- 
ion, but there are always a few 
professors out there that can 
create a lot of problems for 
us," Waskom said. 

After buyback is over, 
machines are shut down and 
reports are printed. Books 
that are being used the next 
semester are kept and whole- 
sale books are packed up and 
sent out to wholesale compa- 
nies. The wholesalers pay 
Waskom what he paid stu- 
dents for the books. The 
wholesale companies ship the 
books to other colleges and 
send Waskom books that he 
ordered and books from other 

The turnaround time is 
usually three weeks in the fall, 
including major holidays like 
Christmas and New Year's. 
During this time, Waskom has 
to pack and ship old books, 
receive new books, train a new 
staff for the school rush, and 
start all over again. 

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By Kyle Carter 

Sauce Reporter 

The Argus staff has 
released a 60-page collection 
of works for students which 
is available for free on the 
third floor of Kyser Hall. 

It seems the art in this 
year's publication is getting 
more attention from stu- 

"I think the artists were 
really talented," Tera West- 
fall, freshmen physics major, 
said. "The only draw back to 
the art is that some feel there 
was not enough of it." 

"I liked the art, but I wish 
there was more of it," Katie 
Durio, freshmen broadcast 
journalism major, said. 

The writing, too, seemed 
to extract a noticeable enjoy- 
ment from students. 

"I really enjoyed reading 

it," Joanna Johnson, sopho- 
more English education 
major, said. "It was entertain- 

"I thought it was pretty 
nifty," Niaz Khadem, sopho- 
more art major, said. 

The CD also got a lot of 
acclaim from people. 

"The CD was a really cool 
add on," Westfall said. 

"It was good mood music 
for while you read the 
Argus," Durio said. 

The Argus this year 
seems to have taken off with 
students. Those interviewed 
really liked what the maga- 
zine contained and enjoyed 
what they got from it. 

If interested in reading 
this year's publication stu- 
dents can go to the third floor 
writing lab in Kyser across 
from the English depart- 
ment's offices. 

I thought it was pretty nifty. 

-Niaz Khadmen 

Sophomore art major 
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October 3, 2002 

NSU football gears up for SLC 

By Adam Parker 

Sauce Reporter 

Demon Football enters this 
weekend looking to rebound 
from a loss to Georgia. North- 
western is ranked No. 9 in 
division I-AA, with 4 out of 
the next 5 games at home. 

The Demons' opponent 
this weekend in Turpin Stadi- 
um is the Elon Phoenix. NSU's 
only loss comes to the Furman 
paladins, who are ranked No. 5 
in Division I-AA. Compara- 
tively NSU lost 45-7 to the No. 
7 team in the country Georgia, 
while Elon lost 57-7 to the No. 
5 team in Division I-AA. 

Fox Sports Net will tele- 
vise NSU's Southland Confer- 
ence opener on Oct. 10, when 
NSU will play Southwest 
Texas in Turpin Stadium at 7 

Southland Conference 
play continues at No.. 24 
Nicholls St. on Oct. 24, Sam 
Houston in Turpin Stadium on 
Oct. 31, at Jacksonville St. on 
Nov. 9, No. 2 McNeese in 
Turpin Stadium on Nov. 16, 
and at Stephen F. Austin on 
Nov. 23 to close out the season. 

"There is a sense of 
urgency knowing conference 

play is around the corner," 
Coach Scott Stoker said 

The Demons will work 
hard to gear up for Conference 
play with games against non- 
Conference foes Elon and 
Southwest Oklahoma. Stoker 
also acknowledged that the 
No. 9 ranking "puts a big X on 
your back." 

So how do the Demons' 
chances look this year in the 
Southland Conference? 

"McNeese is the favorite. 
But we've got as good of a shot 
as anybody," Stoker said. 

Having the next 4 out of 5 
games at home isn't going to 
hurt the Demons' chances of 
being ready to storm the 
Southland Conference. 

"If we keep the mistakes to 
a minimum, we'll be alright," 
Demon fan Jeff Bergeron said. 

Indeed, the Demons 
arguably look as talented, if 
not more talented than any 
team in the Southland Confer- 

The Demons' toughest 
opponent might just be them- 

"The more you win, the 
more you have to win," said 
Stoker. Many expect Demon 
football to rise to new heights. 

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A Positive Change for Natchitoches Parish 

NSU's men's and women's cross country teams 
get fifth place at LSU Invitational Saturday 

By Josh Barrios 

Sauce Reporter 

With the Fall SLC cham- 
pionships only one month 
away the Demon Cross 
Country team keeps pushing 

Last Saturday the 
Demons traveled to Baton 
Rouge where they competed 
in two races at the LSU Cross 
Country Invitational. 

"Both teams ran well and 
made good progress," men's 
cross country coach Leon 
Johnson said of the invita- 

Both Demon teams made 
their marks in fifth place. 
The men's team placed fifth 
in a tie with ULL with 130 
points. The women's team 
took the spot with 154 points 
beating Nicholls State by 10. 

Topping off the men was 
Jonah Chelimo who finished 
with a time of 26:10.39. Che- 
limo placed eighth in the 
men's 8,000-meter race and 
was NSU's only top ten run- 
ner of the day. 

Kenyan Noah Murgor 
also ran finishing 20th over- 
all despite feeling back tight- 
ness during the race. 

Other runners scoring for 
the Demons were Chris 
Groome, Roy Ramirez, and 
Michael Hicks who finished 
28th, 35th and 39th, respec- 

LSU took the win in the 
men's division with a score 
of 48 points. Following in 


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second and third were 
McNeese with 57 points and 
Louisiana Tech with 75 

The women's team was 
led by freshman Abby 
Salomon. Salomon ran the 
women's 5,000-meter race in 
23:10.39 and placed 14th 

Also placing within the 
top 50 were Linzie Ledford, 
Margeaux Fisher, Christy 
Stark, and Peggy Hill. Their 
placings also helped with the 

team's fifth place rank. 

In the women's race Rice 
went home with first place 
and a score of 49 with LSU 
and UNO trailing behind in 
second and third. 

One thing to help in the 
weeks to come is the addition 
of four new runners on both 
the men and women's teams. 

"It all depends on how 
quickly our freshmen mature 
and step up against the com- 
petition," Johnson said of the 
Demons' performance next 


The Demons will be at it 
again in the coming weeks as 
they host the NSU Invitation- 
al on Monday. Attending 
this invitational will be 
schools including ULM, 
Nicholls State, and Stephen F. 

"Stephen F. Austin will 
be the best team out there so 
we will have to work on our 
progress and train hard to 
make a top three finish," 
Johnson said. 





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October 3, 2002 


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NSU's track repairs halted 

By Drew Shirley 

Sauce Reporter 

Little headway has been 
made in efforts to repair and 
re-open the Walter Ledet track 

The outdoor track, which 
was deemed unsafe for com- 
petition due to mass deterio- 
ration of the asphalt base and 
bubbling of its rubber surface, 
has been closed to both ath- 
letes and the public since the 
beginning months of 2002. 

Leon Johnson, head coach 
of the men's track team, said 
that while the university is 
helping to raise funds, no 
work can be started on the 
track until all the costs for 
repairs are met. 

"Repairs can't be started 
until all the money is raised," 
Johnson said. 

Efforts earlier in the year, 
including petitioning the 
Louisiana Education Systems 
State Board to seek funding 
and looking at insurance for 
possible money, yielded no 
results and the facility 

remains closed. 

This situation has been 
problematic in that it has pre- 
vented any potential start 
date for work on the track 
from being announced. 

"I wish we had a target 
date for the project to begin," 
Johnson said. 

The closing of the track 
has also caused other difficul- 
ties for NSU's Track Teams. 

Due to the state of the 
facility, Northwestern has 
been forced to cancel its home 
meets for the coming season. 
Students will not be able to 
support track athletes at 

"The seniors are all disap- 
pointed that they won't be 
able to run at home this year," 
said Johnson. However, John- 
son also added that he saw no 
problem with morale at the 
present time. 

Another negative aspect 
of the track being closed has 
been its effect on the school 
recruiting new athletes for the 
track program. 

"Students are being told 
that they won't have a track to 

run on.", said Johnson. 

Greg Burke, athletic direc- 
tor for Northwestern, said 
that while the repairs are cost- 
ly, the university is trying to 
secure funds by exploring 
avenues trough state and local 
levels, as well as fundraising. 

"We're trying to pool 
money from several sources", 
Burke said. "When you're 
talking about $750,000 it's 
hard to nickel and dime that 
kind of money." 

Burke also echoed the 
Sentiment that the track 
repairs can't happen soon 

"My biggest concern is 
the track. Nearly 50 percent of 
our sports are impacted by 
not having a track.," said 

Despite the obvious 
drawbacks of both the finan- 
cial situation and not having a 
home track to run on, Johnson 
remains optimistic about the 
prospects of his athletes in 

"I don't anticipate that 
performance will be effected 
at all.," said Johnson. 

Photo by Rob Morgan 

Walter Ledet track closed at the beginning of 2002 because of the ill 
effects of asphalt deterioration and bubbling of its rubber surface. 

Photo by Rob Morgan 
Closed to both athletes and the public, repairs cannot begin on the 
track until the University raises sufficient funds. Northwestern can- 
celled all home meets, and the recruitment of new athletes has been 

Nicholls, SLU beat out Lady Demons, road 
trips on the horizon for possible redemption 

By Kaleb Breaux 

Editor-in Chief 


Photo by Gary Hardamon 

Outside hitter for the Demon volleyball team, Chelsea Smith, slaps the ball 
over the net in the face of a blocking opponent. Smith is a junior and she 
is from Conroe, Tx. 

The Lady Demon spikers 
dropped two Southland Con- 
ference matches this weekend 
losing to both Nicholls State 
and Southeastern. 

The Lady Demons 
unable to hold off the 
Colonels' (2-3 in the 
offensive attack last Friday los- 
ing in three straight games 10- 
30, 20-30 and 28-30. 

Nicholls State's Kui Fletch- 
er nailed down a .379 hitting 
percentage and planted 17 

Freshman Flavia Belo's 19 
assists and Christina Stone's 11 
kills were not enough as the 
Lady Demons took their sec- 
ond SLC loss. 

On Saturday the Lady 
Demons returned to the tiles to 
attempt to redeem themselves 
from Friday's loss. 

However, the Lady 
Demons were unsuccessful as 
the SLU Lady Lions (3-1 in the 
SLC) rolled over the Lady 
Demons in five games. 

The Lady Demons held an 
8-5 lead going into the fifth 
game, but were unable to stop 
the SLU's offense losing the 
final game 12-15. 

This was NSU's second 
straight loss and SLU's second 
straight win. The Lady 
Demons are 0-2 when they 
play five game matches. 

Evelyn Getzen led NSU 
with 19 kills and 30 digs, while 
Becky David had 18 kills and 
19 digs. Stone also checked in 
with 14 kills and 21 digs, while 
Belo contributed 56 assists. 

All this offense was still 
not enough. SLU had five play- 
ers with 11 or more kills. The 
Lady Lions out blocked the 
Lady Demons 14-8. 

There are some bright 
spots to come from the week- 

Belo has found herself in 
the top 10 in assists in the SLC 
with almost 10 per game, 
while Stone sits in the top 10 in 
kills with almost four kills per 

As a team the Lady 
Demons have moved to third 
in the conference in service 
aces. The two weekend losses 
moved the Lady Demons to an 
overall record of 9-11 and 2-3 
in the SLC. 

However, the Lady 
Demons are dead last in the 
SLC in blocks with 1.24 per 

The Lady Demons will hit 
the road beginning on Satur- 
day at Lamar (3-1 in the SLC) 
and McNeese (4-1 in the SLC) 
on Sunday. 

They will end their five- 
match road tour next Thurs- 
day in Shreveport, La. when 
they will face Centenary. 

The Lady Demons are 2-4 
when they are away from 
Prather Coliseum, but they 

hold a 6-2 home record. 

They will try and forget 
their road record when they 
face MSU and Lamar, which 
are ranked no. 2 and no. 3 in 
the SLC respectively. 

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Home Games in Bold 

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five game 

By Andrew David 

Sauce Reporter 

Every dog has its day. 
Unfortunately for the NSU 
Lady Demon soccer team so 
do Cowgirls. 

The winless McNeese 
State (1-9-0 overall, 1-3-0 in 
Southland Conference) edged 
out the Lady Demons (6-4-1 
overall, 2-1-0 SLC) in a 2-1 
double-overtime victory 
Monday afternoon in Lake 
Charles, La. 

The Cowgirls owe their 
shocking victory to Cowgirl 
Helen Kibby who smuggled 
both of MSU's goals past 
sophomore Lady Demon 
goalkeeper Nellie Latolais. 

Despite the loss, NSU 
remains atop the Southland 
Conference in a three-way 
conference tie with rival 
Stephen F. Austin and South- 
west Texas. 

The heartbreaking defeat 
to lackluster McNeese State 
ended a five-game winning 
streak that saw the Lady 
Demons undefeated in South- 
land Conference action. 

That win streak culminat- 
ed in Nacogdoches, Tx. 
where the Lady Demons dec- 
imated Chief Caddo's 
overzealous stepparent SFA. 

NSU wasted no time in 
unleashing the fury on the 
Ladyjacks, as standout soph- 
omore Lady Demon mid- 
fielder Bryndie Maag scored 
one of her two goals a mere 
six minutes into the first half. 

Freshman Raquel Flores 
teamed up with sophomore 
Brittany Hung who assisted 
Flores with a goal 11 minutes 
into the second half. 

Thirty-nine seconds later 
Maag pitched in with a goal 
of her own giving the Lady 
Demons a 3-0 lead. 

Freshman Heather Penni- 
co finalized NSU's victory 
with an unassisted goal in the 
closing minutes of the second 

In individual news, Lato- 
lais earned Southland Con- 
ference goalkeeper of the 
week honors with a legal 
drinking age worth of saves 
against SFA. 

On the offensive side of 
things, Freshman Stephanie 
Miller earned offensive play- 
er of the week awards for her 
game-winning goal against 
ULM last Friday. 

Latolais, Miller, Hung/ 
Flores, and the rest of the girls 
gone wild (on soccer) will 
look to rebound from their 
loss to McNeese when the 
Lady Demons play their first 
home field conference game 
of the season against South- 
eastern Louisiana (5-2-1 over- 
all, andl-0-0 in SLC) Sunday 
at 2 p.m. 

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begin their week of sweaty 
and scintillating SLC soccef 
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The SGA senate approved 
Current Sauce copy editor 
Kristin Huben for a vacant seat 
on the Student Supreme Court, 
voted to keep two senators that 
were up for removal, and shot 
down a bill to pull student rep- 
resentation from the Media 
Board at Monday's meeting. 
SGA president Stacie 
Cosby said 
Brian Jarreau 
and Amanda 
B r e a u x , 
whom she 
appointed to 
open senator- 
at-large seats 
and were 
through the 
SGA constitu- 
tion last week, 
would retain 
the responsi- 
bilities they 
were sworn to 
fulfill at the 
senate's Sept. 
30 meeting. 

senators Chris 
Johnson and 
Timberly Dev- 
ille were also 
sworn in at 
the meeting, 
bringing the 
total number of senators to 25. 

SGA adviser Carl Henry, in 
his report to the senate, said 
senators should focus more on 

"The whole point of being 
on SGA is that you are the liai- 

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See Argus staller stopped... 




IET prepare 

By Kyle A. Carter 

Sauce Reporter 

Accreditation agents are 
slated to come to NSU as the 
journalism and industrial 
e ngineering technology (IET) 
departments prepare for their 

The journalism depart- 
ment, headed by Steve Hor- 
ton, and IET, headed by 
Thomas Hall, are just two of 
foe departments being accred- 
'ted. In November, a review 
team will come to the school 
and give each of these depart- 
ments a run-down determin- 
ln g whether either meets the 
standards for national accred- 

"You try to prove compli- 

■ Continued on page 2 

See Departments prepare... 

NSU22 weekend forecast 

1,600 flee Lili to NSU 

By Justin Shatwell 

Sauce Reporter 

As Hurricane Lili came 
ashore last week, the RE. 
Majors building was opened 
up as storm shelter to accom- 
modate the flood of refugees. 

Cathy Little of the Ameri- 
can Red Cross helped organ- 
ize the shelter that quickly 
reached its capacity of 1,600 

"They have come up here 
because this is the first shelter 
outside of Alexandria that 
they could stop at," Little said. 

The refugees were provid- 
ed with three hot meals a day 
but, due to the lack of cots, 
had to sleep on the gym's 

Two off-duty servicemen 
came down from Shreveport 
to help the shelter any way 
they could. 

Airman 1st Class Andrew 
Gurrell said that he heard the 
Red Cross "was really hurting 
for volunteers down at North- 

A similar message was 
broadcast over local radio sta- 
tions and the shortage was 
quickly solved as many NSU 

students arrived offering food, 
blankets and their time. 

Dymphna Davis of Delta 
Sigma Theta sorority said 
when the call went out over 
the radio that everyone in her 
sorority was contacted and 
asked volunteer. 

"We didn't know how 
many people were actually 
going to come and help," 
Davis said. 

To ensure that there was 
always someone at the shelter, 
the National Pan-Hellenic 
Council organized shifts for 
their member sororities and 

Angela McKinney, vice 
president of Sigma Gamma 
Rho, said, "It's a critical time 
and a critical moment and 
everyone needs someone right 

Almost every sorority was 
represented at the shelter. 
Much of their time was spent 
on making people comfortable 
and entertaining the children. 

Daniel Wilhelm of Alpha 
Sigma Alpha said she was 
spending most her time their 
preparing juice and coffee and 
handing out treats to the chil- 

Photo by Glenn Ward 

Emergency workers escort a disabled man through the RE. Majors building Thursday evening as a displaced 
family looks on. By Friday afternoon, most families had left the shelter to return home. 

Many non-Greek students 
also showed up to help. Blaire 
Pourciau, Kristy Lane and 
Nichole Grooms of The Foun- 
dation arrived at the shelter at 
midnight on Oct. 2 to aid in 

They stayed until 4 a.m. 
and returned at 2 p.m. the next 
day to see if they could do 
anything else. 

"We just wanted to help 
them out because they can't 
do anything but be stuck in 

this building," Lane said. 

The volunteers' efforts 
made the trying experience of 
a hurricane shelter a little less 
frightening and they are wor- 
thy of the thanks of a grateful 

Spencer + Stokes = 

Mr. & Miss NSU 

By Ashley Pierce 

Sauce Reporter 

Desks sit piled in a West Caspari storage room on Wednesday. 

Photo by Glenn Ward 

University struggles wit 


By Edward L. Boudreaux HI 

Sauce Reporter 

More than 2,000 students 
live in NSU's seven residence 
halls, which are all more than 
30 years old. 

Sabine, built in 1966, is 
the newest. Varnado and East 
Caspari alone have seen over 
six decades of continuous 

Keeping the halls in opti- 
mum condition is a daunting 
and never-ending task. 
Despite the best efforts of the 
maintenance staff, problems 
still arise on a daily basis. 

One of the problems Var- 
nado residents are dealing 

with this semester is faulty 
phone lines. 

"Today was 21 days 
(without a phone), it wasn't 
the first time it went out 
either," senior journalism 
major Heidi McDonald said. 
"We weren't able to take calls 
or dial out." 

McDonald has no cellular 
phone and was unable to get 
in touch with her family 
because they work nights, 
but some desk workers 
allowed her to place short 
phone calls to friends. 

Tracy Brown, director of 
information systems, said 
that the phone problems are 
the responsibility of telecom 

provider BellSouth Corpora- 

BellSouth installed cop- 
per phone cables over 30 
years ago, and the cable is 
still property of the phone 

"We've had a rash of 
problems because of age," 
Brown said. BellSouth may 
own the cable in ground, but 
it makes no revenue, so the 
phone company has not pre- 
formed preventative mainte- 

"The cables have been 
cut and repaired, but this 

■ Continued on page 2 

See Maintenance hassles... 

This year, Quincy 
Spencer and Laci Stokes 
share three honorary titles at 
NSU. Most recently, they 
were elected as Mr. and Miss 

The pair also were elect- 
ed King and Queen of the 
Homecoming Honor Court 
and Greek Man and Woman 
of the Year. They are deeply 
involved in the Student 
Activities Board, with 
Spencer serving as Student 
Activities Board president 
and Stokes as board vice 

Spencer and Stokes 
spend hours together every 
day, working through shared 
classes, greek activities, and 
campus organizations that 
they are involved in. 

Spencer and Stokes were 
involved in run-offs before 
being elected as Mr. and Miss 

"Election stuff makes me 
really nervous," Stokes said. 
"My mom gets so much more 
excited about things than I 

"When I called my mom 
to tell her I got Homecoming 
Queen and Miss NSU," 
Stokes said, "she was like, 
'Wait, so you didn't get on 
the Court?'. I had to explain 
to her that the Queen was on 
the Court, and then she 

Photo by Glenn Ward 
Mr. NSU Quincy Spencer and 
Miss NSU Laci Stokes pose. 

freaked out." 

The day election results 
were posted, neither Spencer 
nor Stokes wanted to know 
the outcome right away. 

"I was upstairs watching 
the new Freshman Connec- 
tion video with Ms. Joy," 
Spencer said. "I knew the 
results would be posted out- 
side the door and I didn't 
want to look. I made her go 
out there and check for me." 

"I was in the Union until 

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Maintenance hassles harry students, workers 

■ Continued from page 1 

allows water to get in and 
erode cable count," Brown 
said. Cable count is how 
many phone lines the cable 
can support. When the cable 
is compromised it may lose 
some phone lines or the sig- 
nal may not be as strong. 

To combat this problem, 
NSU has proposed installing 
fiber remotes across campus. 
All of the phone lines in a 
building would feed into one 
box and then travel over fiber 
optic cables to St. Denis. 

"The reliability is much 
better than copper cable for 
each line because you are 
using light," Brown said. 

Another frequent prob- 
lem that residents face is leak- 
ing air conditioners, and this 
semester has been no excep- 

Most leaks from air con- 
ditioners come from a break 
in the water lines. 

Sophomore criminal jus- 
tice major and Rapides resi- 

dent John Opphile's air con- 
ditioner broke and then 
drained on his bed. 

"It started leaking all 
over the place," Opphile said. 
After notifying housing, the 
problem was fixed the next 

Junior anthropology 
major Levi Eldridge and his 
roommate had an unexpected 
air conditioner leak in their 
Caspari dorm room Friday. 

"We had about $5,000 
worth of electronics on this 
table," Eldridge said. "We 
went to class, and when we 
came back the AC was leak- 
ing on it." 

Eldridge said that main- 
tenance workers came out to 
fix the air conditioner, but 
they had not stopped the leak 
as of Wednesday evening. 

When buildings are 
switched from one cooling 
loop to another, sometimes 
air will become trapped in 
the pipes. Partly due to the 
trapped air, the third floors of 

Boozman and Russell Halls 
are often not as cool as the 
lower floors. 

"The air will get trapped . 
. . and block the cool water 
from entering the unit," Uni- 
versity utility department 
worker Ambrose Airhart 

By forcing more water 
into the system Airhart said 
he can expel the air from the 
pipes and make the air condi- 
tioners functional. 

Caspari residents were 
also welcomed back to school 
without keys to their rooms. 

Over the summer all of 
the dorm keys were stolen; 
consequently, the whole resi- 
dence hall had to be re-keyed. 

Freshman business major 
Raynell Wickware did not 
have a lock on his door when 
he moved into Caspari. 

"They didn't put the lock 
on there right so it still didn't 
work... It was almost a month 
before I got a lock on my 
door," Wickware said. 

University locksmith 
Juddy Hamous is also 
responsible for the upkeep of 
the residence halls. Hamous 
said the housing department 
tried to find the missing keys 
before changing all of the 
locks, which was a time-con- 
suming and expensive task. 

When the decision was 
made to re-key Caspari, 
Hamous did not have enough 
equipment in inventory to 
change all 28 rooms at once. 

By the middle of the sec- 
ond week of classes, all doors 
could be locked from the out- 

University Detective 
Doug Prescott said there were 
no reports of theft in Caspari. 

Hamous said that he 
hopes the University will 
move towards electronic 

Hamous said that the 
computer labs have already 
switched to electronic locks 
and their use has cut theft in 

Homecoming King, Queen win Mr. and Miss NSU 

■ Continued from page 1 

just before they posted the 
results," Stokes said. "I finally 
just had to leave. When I got 
the call, I was in Wal-Mart. I 
was on my cell phone and I 
couldn't hear anything. I was 
screaming into my phone, 
saying 'What? I can't hear 
you. Hello?'" 

As Mr. and Miss NSU, 
Spencer and Stokes have sev- 
eral responsibilities. They will 
speak at several luncheons 
with President Webb, and will 
deliver the invocation and 
benediction at their gradua- 
tion ceremony in May. 

"One of the things I feel 
most strongly about is school 
spirit, just having pride in 

your school," Spencer said. 
"Students should take advan- 
tage of all aspects of North- 
western. Don't just go to foot- 
ball games- go to softball 
games, basketball games, 

"Some of us don't realize 
that college is a luxury," 
Stokes said. "Not everyone 
has the opportunity to 

University President Ran- 
dall Webb will present 
Spencer and Stokes as Mr. and 
Miss NSU at halftime of the 
last home football game. The 
game is scheduled for Nov. 16 

Currently, Spencer and 
Stokes are keeping busy with 
SAB, planning for Homecom- 

ing Week and preparing for 

"We have to do 10 office 
hours a week for SAB," 
Spencer said. "There are Mon- 
day and Wednesday meetings, 
as well as the executive meet- 
ings on Friday afternoons. I 
also have to be available in my 
office, because that's part of 
my job as SAB president." 

"Quincy and I have gotten 
way too comfortable with 
each other the past few 
years," Stokes said. "We 
spend a lot of time at school. 
The Union is where we live at, 
it's gotten to be a bit of a com- 
fort zone." 

"I couldn't tell you what 
my schedule is without look- 

ing at my planner," Stokes 
said. "If I didn't have it with 
me, I'd forget to go to class." 

Stokes said she wasn't 
very involved in student 
activities in high school, but 
she is making up for it now. 

"On the days that I end up 
at home with nothing to do, I 
panic," Stokes said. "I just 
know that I've forgotten to do 
something or I'm supposed to 
be somewhere." 

To relax, Spencer and 
Stokes said they mostly just 
want to go home. 

"I don't know if Quincy 
has ever really relaxed," 
Stokes said. "If I could go any- 
where for a day to get some 
relaxation, I'd go to Monaco." 

Departments prepare for accreditation process 

■ Continued from page 1 

ance, or you are trying to prove 
that you do what they want 
you too," Horton said. 

Horton and Hall spent a 
year writing a self-study on 
their departments to give to 
both of their accrediting organ- 
izations, the Accrediting Coun- 
cil on Education in Journalism 
and Mass communications and 
Accredit Board for Engineering 
and Technology (ABET). 

Hall has been preparing a 
new program for accreditation 
so his department has added 
new courses and labs; while, 
Horton has been getting ready 

for his second time going 
through accreditation trying to 
reaffirm his already accredited 

"We wrote a report on evi- 
dence of compliance to the 
twelve standards," Horton 

Both Horton and Hall have 
to prove to their accreditation 
sponsors that they fit a list of 
rather general standards 
including students, curricu- 
lum, faculty, equipment, and 
school support that all act in 
helping to determine eligibility 
for accreditation. 

"We do a self study and 

ABET has a team that reviews 
the study. ABET forms some 
questions from the study and 
visit," Hall said. 

Using the self-study, the 
organization's team forms 
ideas on how to evaluate cer- 
tain portions of the depart- 

"After that is a series of 
positive or negative reports 
that we respond to," Hall said 

Finally Horton and Hall 
will spend time working with 
the team to understand what 
their departments did or did 
not do. The school then 
receives its level of accredita- 

tion, which is done every six 

Students seem to be happy 
about their organizations, yet 
teachers in the departments are 
skeptical about being accredit- 

"I don't want to say confi- 
dent because it is too strong. I 
am pleased with students and 
faculty from the past few years 
to be certain that we are not 
bad off," Horton said. 

"I feel we will be success- 
ful," Hall said," to be honest, if 
I didn't think we could do it I 
would not have asked them to 

SGA Minutes 10-07-02 

Call to Older - 7:05 p.m. 

The prayer was lead by Scott Manguno. 
The pledge was lead by Dustin Floyd. 

Roll Call 


Adam Allen 
Amanda Breaux 
Kayla Brossett 
Greg Comeaux 
Stacie Cosby 
Andy Dye 
Timberly Deville 

Dustin Floyd 
Tometrius Greer 
Chris Henry 
Liz Hughes 
Luke Hutchinson 
Brian Jarreau 
Jennifer Jensen 
Chris Johnson 
Scott Manguno 
Cory Markham 
Dustin Mathews 
Mindy McConell 

Kelli Miller 
Taylor Morgan 
Casey Ponder 
Adam Stoll 
Cade Strong 
Ryan Terry 
Liz Webb 


Trmmy Watts 
Linzie Ledford 

Executive Reports 

Treasurer - Dustin Mathews 

The budget is out, if you have any ques- 
tions, please see me. I would like to recom- 
mend Cade Strong to take over Club Sports. 

Vice President - Jennifer Jenson 

Make sure you complete three (3) office 
hours a week. Department heads need to 
give me a report on their meeting every 
week. If you are going to be absent for 
something you need to hand in an excuse. 
You have two days before and after the 
event to get it excused. Two people are on 
Academic Evaluation, and two people are 
up for removal. We need to start getting our 
job done. 

President - Stacie Cosby 

Council of Student Body Presidents met last 
week in New Orleans, we had a positive 
and informative meeting. Also, to clarify 
from last week, Amanda Breaux and Brian 
Jarreau are senators. Please work with Cade 
on Homecoming, it is approaching quick. 
Media Board will meet this Thursday at 
3:30 to discuss the Argus Editor. Two posi- 
tions are open for the Media Board. I will 
bring those nominations to you next week. 

Departmental Reports 

Academic Affairs - Mindy McConell 

No report. Scantron giveaway is going well. 

External Affairs - Cade Strong 

We need to make signs for Homecoming. 
We will have a meeting Tuesday at 4:00. 

Meetings will be at 6:00 on Mondays. 

Internal Affairs - Greg Comeaux 

Constitutions are in, please sign for them. In 
our meeting we talked about convening the 
Supreme Court. You need to make sure you 
sign up for two committees. The New Sena- 
tor Workshop will be Friday at 2:00. 

Student Affairs - Luke Hutchinson 

Meetings will be Wednesdays at 2.-O0. Tues- 
day the 11th there will be a Homecoming 
reception in the Ballroom at 7:00. Traffic 
Appeals will meet at 2:00 Oct. 14th. Traffic 
and Parking will meet at ZOO on October 

SAB Report - Ryan Terry 

SAB has been working really hard on their 
posters, please go to some of their events if 
possible. We will be hanging up posters at 
8:00 on Sunday, if you can help. Fall Fest 
and Campus Trends are coming up 

Advisor's Report - Mr. Henry 

The IM bids are due October 15th. Things 
are moving along now. The senators need 
to start writing more legislation. You need 
to have a minimum of two pieces this 
semester, but we would like more. Go out 
and find out what the students problems 
are, and lef s get something done. 

Supreme Court Report - Supreme Court 

As soon as we convene the court, I will 
report back. 

Old Business 

senate seat by role call votel-19-0. Cory - 
Markham is up for removal. By a role call 
vote, he keeps his seat 2-18-0. 

The new senators were sworn in. Chris 
Johnson, and Timberly Deville, both took 
their Oath of Office. Kristen has been nomi- 
nated for the Supreme Court position, she 
accepts the nomination and is elected to the 
Supreme Court by role call vote 18-3-2. 
Congratulations Kristen. 

V. New Business 

The bill FA02-005 which was previously 
tabled is given emergency status. Scott 
Manguno moves to postpone the bill, 
Amanda Breaux seconds the motion. The 
motion fails by role call vote 6-15-2. The bill 
is now open for discussion. Luke Hutchin- 
son moves to approve Bill FA02-005, Dustin 
Floyd seconds. The bill fails bv role call vote 

Bill FA02-007 Dealing with Organizational 
Grants Bill, is on emergency status. Scott 
Manguno moves to approve the bill, Adam 
Stoll seconds it. The motion passes by role 
call vote 23-0-0. 

VI. Announcements 

New Senator Workshop will be Friday at 
2:00.Do your office hours. You need three 
(3). You need to take office hours seriously. 
Please keep the office clean, and pick up 
after yourselves. Also, you have to be in 
two committees. Sign up for these ASAP. 
This is mandatory. 

Fiscal Affairs - Dustin Mathews Adam Allen is up for removal. He keeps his The meeting was adjourned at 8:15 pm. 



Student Activities Board 

Join an SAB committee! For 
more information come to Room 
214 of the Student Union. 

The IM Fun Run will be in 
front of the Student Union this 
year instead of the IM due to 
upcoming renovations. 

Spanish Club 

The Spanish Club meets 
every Wednesday from 3 to 4 
p.m. For more information, 
contact Comfort Pratt in Room 
314Eor call at 357-5590. 

Club NEO 

Northwestern Environmental 
Organization (NEO) has placed 
24 recycling bins throughout all 
buildings on campus with 
aluminum can soda machines. 
NEO meets at The Foundation 
(no affiliation) on Sundays at 6 

Psychology Club 

The NSU Psychology Club 
is holding an emergency meeting 
on Monday in Bienvenu Hall 
Room 305. All members, old and 
new, must attend. The next 
regular meeting will be on Oct. 

Circle K International 

Weekly meetings are held on 
Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. in Room 
209 of Kyser Hall. If you have 
any questions about Circle J^ 
contact Laurie Brown at 

***To see your Campus 
Connection in next week's issue 
of the Current Sauce, bring g 
typed Connection to room 225 
of Kyser Hall. Or if you would 
like to e-mail your connection 
send it to: 


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son between students and 
administrators," Henry said. "If 
you come in here for an hour 
and sit on your bahonkas and 
do nothing but complain about 
the constitution, you are not 
serving the 

going around and had signed it 
himself, but did not know who 
was in charge of it or how 
many students has signed it. 

Also key was a part of the 
bill that requested that any stu- 
dent representatives that are 
present at 

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whose court 

ment was nothing but complain 
about the constitution, 
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also unsuc- 
voted on at 
the Sept. 30 
this time 
passed a 

senate 18-3. 

While discussing Huben's 
appointment before the vote, 
Floyd reiterated his belief from 
last week that someone with 
senate experience should fill 
the court position. 

"We need a former senator 
that knows the senate back- 
wards and forwards," Floyd 
said, recommending Sauce 
reporter and former senator 
Beau Boudreaux, "like him or 
hate him." 

Freshman class senator 
Chris Johnson said senate expe- 
rience was not only unneces- 
sary, but possibly irrelevant in 
Huben's case. 

"Sometimes it takes some- 
one from the outside to get 
things done," Johnson said. 

A Floyd-authored bill to 
recall or nullify student repre- 
sentation for today's Media 
Board meeting failed 5-18. 

The bill, which would have 
stood in effect for two weeks, 
sought to prevent the board 
from decisively voting on an 
editor for Argus, the universi- 
ty's embattled student art 

"The entire construction of 
the bill is just flawed," Man- 
guno said during debate over 
the bill. "It's asking us to not do 
our job, it's shooting ourselves 
in the foot." 

Hutchinson said the bill 
only wanted to give the SGA 
more time to consider its 

"It's just more time, two 
more weeks to discuss," 
Hutchinson said. 

Central to the debate was a 
student petition to cancel stu- 
dent funding for Argus that 
Floyd cited in his bill. 

Floyd said he had seen it 

the board 
refuse to 

warned that 
the bill 
would not 
Argus, but 
onlv take 

Carl Henry the'students 
SGA adviser out of the 



"The University can over- 
ride us because... the fees have 
already been collected," Cosby 
said. "The Board of Supervisors 
will override us and can do 

The board is scheduled to 
meet this afternoon at 3:30. At 
least four candidates will vie 
for the board's nomination. 

The board's decision is not 
final as the nominee must still 
pass the senate. The senate 
voted against approving Erath 
at the end of the spring semes - 
ter, delaying work on Ar$& 
through the summer. 

Meetings for the board 
have been delayed for the las' 
two weeks, first to wait for tM 
SGA to determine whom the) 
appointed as student represerr 
tatives, then on account 

of hur- 
ricane Lili. 

Also during the meeting 
senators Corey Markham ai* 
Adam Allen were up & 
removal from the senate f° ( 
missing meetings or offW 

The senate decided to k#P 
both Allen and Markham. 

Allen said he made »r 
office hours missed due to ht< 
tic first weeks of school but c\w 
n't properly record them. 

Markham said a new 
and a busy school schedul* 
kept him from filling his offtf 

Jensen nonetheless blasts 
truant senators at the end of & 

"If you're not going * 
make meetings, you do$ 
belong here," Jensen said- 
you're not going to vote 
write legislation, you 
belong here." 

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fl Andreiv David is a senior 
reporter for the Current Sauce. 
David "went through formal fra- 
ternity rush earlier this fall to 
get a firsthand look at what rush 
participants must endure to earn 
a bid from one ofNSU's seven 
fraternities, tohich make up the 
University's Interfraternity 

This article is a third 
installment of an ongoing series 
in which David has given his 
opinions and observations of the 
rush events and his interaction 
with each fraternity. 

This installment describes 
the third and fourth days of 

The views expressed in this 
article do not reflect those of the 
Current Sauce or its staff. 

On the third day of rush, 
the time had come for me to 
choose three specific frats to 
spend time. with. I assessed 
what I had gathered from two 
nights and made my top three 
picks: Theta Chi, Pi Kappa Phi, 
Tau Kappa Epsilon. 

I stopped by the Pi Kappa 
Phi's house first and took a seat 
on the couch to watch 
NASCAR (or as I prefer to call 
it rednecks driving real fast) 
with a few of the guys in the 
living room. 

I admired the style of Pi 

Kappa Phi. I have always been 
a fan of blue and yellow. But 
wearing sunglasses turned 
backwards on your head, can 
anyone please tell me what's 
going on there? And there was 
the pseudo modesty of 'we 
know we're better than you 
are, but we're also too nice to 
admit it.' What can I say, I'm a 
closet elitist. 

Their professionalism was 
a plus too. Pi Kappa Phi wasn't 
just about having a good time 
and meeting people for four 
years, this was about job con- 
nections and networking. I 
started to ask if I should have 
brought a stock portfolio, but 
changed my mind thinking 
maybe investment discussions 
were reserved for the bid party. 

Although I liked Pi Kappa 
Phi I got the feeling they didn't 
like me, considering I had to 
look up portfolio in the diction- 
ary just to write this article; I 
can't blame them. 

This didn't stop me, how- 
ever, from eating one of their 
well prepared hamburgers 
before I made my way to the 
Tau Kappa Epsilon house. 

I went in with the impres- 
sion Tau Kappa Epsilon was a 
place for anyone who's laid 
back and looking to have a 
good time. They did not disap- 
point. I made small talk by the 
sand volleyball court, listened 
to a hilarious conversation 
about the sexual exploits of a 
brother's mom and took in the 

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scenery one might find stuck in 
the middle of three sorority 

I liked Tau Kappa Epsilon, 
but where I found Pi Kappa 
Phi leaning too far towards a 
clean-cut image, I found Tau 
Kappa Epsilon to be just the 
opposite- good guys, but not 
for me. 

I then journeyed to Rue 
Demeziere to spend time with 
Theta Chi. In Theta Chi I found 
balance in the appear- 
ance, background, 
interests and overall 
style of its members. I 
also found a great 
meal of sliced ham 
and baked beans. 

Just like at the 
other houses I 
grabbed a bite to eat, 
sat down on the couch 
and talked with 
whomever came my 
way. I am not a proac- 
tive social participant. 
This would come back 
to haunt me on bid 

I looked 
around the room to 
see how the other 
rushees were holding 
up. They looked a lit- 
tle unsure-not neces- 
sarily unconfident, 
just unsure. When you 
have less than 36 
hours to prove your- 
self to a group of 
strangers you can feel 
a little rushed. I 

always liked a good pun. 

Everyone relaxed though 
when someone 'accidentally' 
changed the TV station over to 

If my 19 years on this earth 
have taught me anything it is 
nothing, and I do mean noth- 
ing, brings people together like 
porn. Okay, maybe national 
tragedies, wars, economic 
hardships or common spiritual 
beliefs, but outside of that porn 
is definitely the way to go. 

After the bean 
eating and porn 
watching had sub- 
sided, I grabbed my 
directions to Theta 
Chi's ski party, which 
was held the next 
afternoon. I returned 
home with one reoc- 
curring thought: I 
have absolutely no 
idea how to ski. 

The next after- 
noon I attempted to 
navigate the hand- 
written map to Fish 
Hatchery Road. 

I started to won- 
der if I would need an 
Indian guide or a 
spirit animal to find 
the place because the 
road just kept going 
and going and going 
and then — it 

stopped. Go figure. 

I breathed a sigh 
of relief when I 
learned there would 
be no actual skiing at 

the ski party, but rather a boat 
and Jet Ski ridding, as well as a 
slip and slide. I had never rid- 
den a Jet Ski before and the 
idea of getting to excited me. 

Unfortunately, one the 
Theta Chis thought wrecking 
the Jet Ski was an even more 
exciting idea and illustrated 
this by, you guessed it, wreck- 
ing the Jet Ski. 

Now I understand how the 
Titanic wrecked, and being a 
veteran of three automobile 
accidents I'm familiar with 
how those happen. But how do 
you wreck a Jet Ski? There has- 
n't been ice in Cane River since 
the Ice Age and it's not like a 
Buick cut him off racing for the 
dock. I guess that's one of those 
God works in mysterious ways 
type of things. 

Since the Jet Ski was out of 
action we awaited the arrival of 
the boat by 'kicking back' on 
the porch. 

An amusing conversation 
on the validity of Vanilla Coke, 
why girls act the way they do, 
what to do to girls when they 
act the way they do and peo- 
ple's personal reasons for join- 
ing a fraternity helped us pass 
the time until the 'S.S. Theta 
Chi' arrived. 

I spent the rest of my time 
swimming or floating, depend- 
ing on your definition, and 
watching the brothers of Theta 
Chi tempt fate on the slip and 
slide (or as I preferred to call it 
'a portable shampoo covered 

life insurance claim'). 

Some of the guys took the 
boat out for a spin, dragging 
volunteers around in inner 
tubes. I didn't ask to go 
because there was a waiting list 
and I didn't want them to let 
me go in front of somebody 
else simply because I was rush- 

Incidents like this hap- 
pened very often during the 
week. Whenever there was a 
line for something they always 
let a rushee go before a brother. 
Or if there was only one soda 
left the rushee always got it. I 
guess it was supposed to be 
courteous, but to me it came off 
as forced. 

After about two hours at 
the river I decided to go home. 
Bids were going to go out the 
next day and once again I was 
fixated on one thought, only 
this time it was a little more 
serious than my lack of skiing 

The next day was bid day 
and in a matter of three days I 
had gone from being complete- 
ly indifferent to the fraternities 
to honestly wanting a bid. It 
was like staying awake at night 
on Christmas Eve thinking 
about all the presents you 
might get the next morning, 
except I wasn't going to get any 
presents and it was in the mid- 
dle of September. 

Okay, so it was nothing 
like staying awake on Christ- 
mas Eve. 

crimes at NSU 

On Oct. 4 at 10:53 a.m. 

University officers respond- 
ed to a complaint at the Univer- 
sity Columns, apartment No. 428. 
Larry Jackson Jr. was banned from the 
University Columns. 

At 7:15 p.m. Crystal Wallace went into 

premature labor and was escorted from Le 
Rendezvous to married housing. 

On Oct. 5 Katie Durio, of apartment No. 
827 in the University Columns, complained 
of unwanted visitors lurking outside her 
door at 3:32 a.m. 

On Oct. 8 University Police received a 

call from the alarm company for the Nation- 
al Center of Preservation Technology and 
Training to inform them that the alarm was 
going off in the first floor elevator of the cen- 
ter. All doors were secure and no one 
seemed to be in the building. The incident 
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Late last week as I sat in 
the journalism lab, CNN broke 
a story of a crazed gunman on 
the streets of Montgomery 
County in Maryland shooting 
people. The crazed gunman 
was later upgraded to sniper 
status. As of this morning the 
sniper had shot and killed 
seven people and wounded 
two others. 

As sick as this may sound, 
it would be beneficial for 
Northwestern State University 
to have a sniper on campus. 
Honestly it would. Of course 
for there to be benefits, the 
sniper would have to play by 
certain rules-I am not counting 
death as a benefit. So maybe 
the sniper shouldn't have a real 
gun and maybe he should only 

be allowed to pick people off 
between classes. Now that we 
have established those rules 
think of all of the benefits. 

Parking would no longer 
be a problem. All of the park- 
ing lots around University 
buildings would open up. 
Honestly, who would park 
next to a tall building only to 
be blasted by a sniper's projec- 
tile? Students would no longer 
drive slowly around campus 
with their windows down 
playing loud, class-disrupting 
music. Campus traffic would 
be great. Sniper's victim 
count: about 45 victims. 

Campus crime would also 
go on the decline. Picture this: 
you are a burglar and you real- 
ly want the radio mounted in 

Uncommon Ground 

A Tale of Two Stories 

Dave Knox 
Sauce Columnist 

This week I 
decided to write on 
two important, 
related topics. 

The first is relat- 
ed to an event 
which few will hear 
about on this cam- 
pus-Friday is 
National Coming 
Out Day. 

Every Oct. 11, 
thousands of gay, lesbian, 
bisexual and transgender peo- 
ple and allies celebrate 
National Coming Out Day 
Beginning in 1987 when a half 
million people marched on 
Washington, D.C the Nation- 
al Coming Out project of the 
Human Rights Campaign 
( has 
gained both numbers and star 
power over the years. 

Last year, I posted a 
"Coming Out" display as a 
member of a new diversity 
organization on campus, 
Spectrum NSU. It didn't take 
very long for someone on this 
campus to remove the display. 

This leads me into my 
next topic. 

With all the talk about 
diversity and tolerance 
among students, you might 
wonder how the University 
addresses such issues. Is the 
University guilty about leav- 
ing such issues buried or does 
it try to address issues of 
diversity among its students 
and try to create programs 
and hold events to promote 

At a first glance of the 
University roster of depart- 
ments, one might notice the 
office of the associate director 
for student activities and 
organization for cultural 
diversity and assume the uni- 
versity is doing all it needs to 
do regarding cultural diversi- 
ty. Unfortunately, upon fur- 
ther investigation you come 

to realize that this 
office is nothing but 
a name. 

However, I 
found out it isn't 
from lack of trying. 
There is a lovely 
young woman 
named Diane Blake- 
Jones, who has 
many desires to see 
programs and 
events of cultural diversity on 
this campus. Unfortunately, 
after talking with her this 
week, I discovered the reason 
why we haven't seen this on 
campus so far. 

During our conversation, 
she told me several times that 
she wanted to do so much but 
basically that "there are zero 
funds." I went on to ask her 
where funds for this depart- 
ment came from, and she 
mentioned Alvin Brossette at 
the department of minority 

She indicated, however, 
that it was a also lack of funds 
for that department that pre- 
vents anything from being 
done. So, basically, it 
appeared that the root of the 
problem was lack of funding 
from the University budget 

In the previous weeks of 
columns and articles in the 
Current Sauce we've seen 
many issues of cultural diver- 
sity and tolerance that our 
university should be address 
ing. Yet, as with the rest of 
campus, these issues are not 
discussed or just swept under 
the rug. 

I plan on finding out 
exactly why the University 
says a lack of funding in 
minority affairs and cultural 
diversity is okay. 

If you have any questions, 
comments, or topic ideas, feel 
free to write me at 

Current Sauce 

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Northwestern State University student body since 1914 


Kaleb Breaux 
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Volume 88, Issue 9 

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the dashboard of the 
sweet Jeep Cherokee 
parked next to the 
Student Union. After 
you quietly break the 
car's window, unlock 
the door and pull the 
radio out of the dash- 
board you make 
your getaway. 
Rounding the corner 
of Kyser Hall headed 
for the construction site at the 
Family and Consumer Science 
building, your legs are taken 
out from under by a single 
round projected from the 
snipers gun. Who needs the 
University Police on campus 
when we have a crime-fighting 
sniper? Sniper's victim count: 
three victims per week. 

Kaleb Breaux 
Editor in chief 

Sometimes it is 
hard to get into 
buildings around 
campus with all of 
those people stand- 
ing around the 
doors. Sometimes it 
would be nice to just 
walk into Vic's with- 
out having to say, 
"Excuse me" and 
"Can I please get by." 
Solution-crowd control. Again, 
the sniper would be of great 
use in this situation. Sniper's 
victim count: 75-100 victims. 

Student Government sena- 
tors should also beware. After 
reading the senate meeting's 
minutes, our crazed sniper 
would loathe those senators 
who abstained from voting 

and those senators who write 
silly legislation. Senators 
would be forced to vote, or 
else. Sniper's victim count: 
about 19 or 20 victims per 

Construction workers 
would no longer hang out of 
windows of the FCS building 
to yell at innocent female pass- 
er bys. Instead, the workers 
would stay inside actually 
completing the work they are 
supposed to be doing. Score 
another one for the sniper. 
Sniper's victim count: it's hard 
to tell; they all look and sound 
the same. 

Students would get to class 
on time and those on cell 
phones would have quiet con- 
versations instead of speaking 

loudly all in fear of the sniper. 
Why haven't we thought of 
this before? Our school colors 
would change from purple and 
orange to camouflage so as to 
blend in with the University's 

The whole sniper fiasco 
would bring this campus 
together and end student apa- 
thy. Students would begin to 
travel in large groups, because 
the sniper couldn't hit all of 
them. Greeks (who would 
make great targets with their 
nice large Greek letter shirts) 
non-Greeks, black, white, non- 
traditional and any other stu- 
dents I have missed would all 
get along. The sniper would 
make this place a Utopia of 

Words of Wisdom-Tips Nos. 7 & 8 

J, Rob Morgan, being of 
sound mind and body am solely 
responsible for the subject mat- 
ter contained within my col- 
umn. The views expressed in my 
column are not reflected by the 
Current Sauce publication nor 
anyone on its talented and dedi- 
cated staff. 

The column 1 write, 'Words 
of Wisdom,' is not meant for the 
faint at heart. It is not meant for 
professors, department heads, 
NSU faculty or members of the 
Natchitoches community. 

'Words of Wisdom' is ivrit- 
ten for the students of North- 
toestern. I do not care what any- 
one has to say about my subject 
matter, xvriting style or use of 
verbage unless they are a stu- 
dent of this fine institution. 

The final judges over my 
column are my fellow students. 
Everyone else ivho critiques my 
work without first being invited 
can kiss my ass. 

Tip #7: Smoking is 
cool. If you doubt 
me, think back to a 
little movie entitled 
Die Hard starring a 
young Bruce Willis. 
All throughout the 
movie he smoked 
and all throughout 
the movie he killed 
the hell out of some 
bad guys. Actually, 
think back to any movie with a 
cool character in the last half- 
century, they were all smoking. 

If Hollywood-hero wor- 
ship doesn't convince you to 
light up consider the health 
benefits. Cigarettes contain 
appetite suppressants and kill 
taste buds. Yes, that's 1 right 
chunky people; with smoking 
you can lose weight minus all 
that stupid health stuff. No 
more exercising or consump- 
tion of healthy foods, now you 
can just sit back and inhale 

Rob Morgan 
Managing editor 

your way to a skin- 
nier self. And with 
no sense of taste you 
can eat at places like 
the Landing or 
mmm good 

Sure, you 
might develop a 
wheeze while 
breathing or cough 
up enough phlegm 
to feed a family of four and 
then there is always the threat 
of a pesky tumor, but all these 
are acceptable risk for being 
social accepted as cool and 

Tip #8: Driving home drunk 
from a bar is the best way to 
end a great night of drinking 
with your friends. Picture it, 
driving along the weaving 
road, narrowly avoiding 
guardrails or driving off into a 

Drunken driving done 

right could be an Olympic 
sport. I have perfected my 
drunk driving technique; the 
farthest I have driven while 
toasty is 136 miles. I know, I 
know, it is impressive, but I 
only hit four people. Of course, 
they were in the living room of 
their house when I did it. I still 
plowed right into them. You 
know what I call that 45 points. 
10 points for each person and 
five points for knocking down 
a brick wall. 

Yep, make driving drunk 
into a sport-a blood sport-I say. 
Ten points a person, five points 
for an animal or child and dou- 
ble points if the individual is in 
your immediate family. A 
deduction in points will occur, 
though, if you serve jail time or 
suffer emotional anguish. 

Note: My rating scale is 
based on the North American 
Intoxicated Regulation Dri- 
ving standards. 

—Letters to the Editor- 

A few suggestions for Sauce staff 

Dear Editor: 

Having taught at Northwestern 
many years, I feel compelled to say that I 
think that this year's Current Sauce had 
degenerated farther than I have ever 
seen it. Don't get me wrong! I like the 
layout and the colored pictures. It looks 
classy until I read it. 

I don't believe, one bit, that you 
closely represent the interests and con- 
cerns of the majority of students. If I did- 
n't know better, I would think that all 
Northwestern students care about is par- 
tying, drugs, sex, bad student govern- 
ment, and lazy Greek life. But, I do know 
that we have lots of students who have 

more honorable concerns and morals. I 
see and work with them every day. 

The articles on textbooks have been 
great, and the information is something 
in which all students should have an 
interested. Sports coverage has been 
quite good. But, come on!! To imply that 
drug use is the thing to do and to say 
that student use of recreational drugs is 
"okay" is very misguided. The use of 
drugs is illegal and ignorant! To pro- 
mote casual sex by the college masses is 
also irresponsible. Could I not go on and 

We have plenty of students who are 
decent men and women. We have those 
who strive hard to complete there uni- 

versity education, sometimes while earn- 
ing a living for themselves and their 
family. We have those who do good 
things for others and look for opportuni- 
ties for service, in spite of a busy sched- 
ule. We have those who strive to help 
build a decent community of people, 
rather than meddling in the less con- 
structive things. We have those students 
who see good things about Northwest- 
ern, rather than only the failures of a 
few. Could I suggest that you write 
about them? 


Dr. Bill Dennis, Professor 
Engineering Technology 

Student questions minority rights at public events 

Like some people in the Spirit of 
Northwestern marching band, I go to the 
home football games not because I enjoy 
watching but because I depend on the 
scholarship money I received from the 
band. I also don't go to the football 
games to get proselytized to. 

I am sure it may com as a shock to 
some people, but not everyone that goes 
to football games at Turpin Stadium are 
Catholic or Southern Baptist. 

It may gall these people to realize that 
there are people of other religions sitting 
in the crowd with them, but it is a fact. 
The people sitting at the football game of 

other religious beliefs also deserve the 
right not to hear a prayer to Jesus, even if 
you think he was the "greatest player and 
coach ever to play the game" I am sure 
the Muslim next to you doesn't. 

Even though you might say they 
don't have to take part in the prayer, like 
me, they may not have any choice on 
whether or not to come to the game. I 
know many Christians who are offended 
by people cursing and often times ask 
that those around them not do so. 

So it would seem to me that they 
would extend the same courtesy to peo- 
ple of other religions who don't want to 

hear about Jesus. 

I don't think that it would be hard to 
have a prayer at the beginning of the 
game just for the safety of all the people 
involved with out mentioning Jesus, God 
or any other religious figure. 

I would hate to see how many letters 
to the editors would come flooding in if 
the prayer was directed to Muslims. The 
outcry from the Christians would be 
enormous. The religion of the masses 
should not trample the rights of the 

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October 10, 2002 

NSU theater presents 'Twelfth Night' 

By Candice Pauley 

Sauce Reporter 

The Northwestern theater depart- 
ment will be presenting the Shake- 
spearean play "Twelfth Night" for the 
first time under the direction of Jack 

Rehearsals for the play have been 
underway for almost a month. The 
actors and actresses work on the play 
six nights a week until opening night. 
"Twelfth Night" is a Shakespearean 

For many of the actors this is their 
first Shakespearean play 

Levi Petree, a junior in the theater 
department, is not only acting in his 
first Shakespearean play, but also his 
first comedic role. 

No stranger to lead roles, Petree 
has had other large roles including the 
Creature in "The Tragedy of Franken- 

Caroline Bolter, a senior theater 
major, is also a first time Shakespeare- 
an actress. 

Bolter is very excited about the 
play that is giving her the largest lead 
role she has acted yet. 

The play, though written by 
Shakespeare, has something in it for 

Joshuah Laird, a senior in the the- 
ater department, commented on the 
quality of the play. 

"You know the story's going to be 
good," Laird said. "There is no ques- 
tion about that." 

Wann said the play is "Very bois- 
terous and full of fun." 

Wann also encouraged people to 
not judge the play by who wrote it. 

"There's a lot in there that even lit- 
tle kids will be able to get," Wann said. 

"Twelfth Night," will run from 
Oct. 17 through Oct. 19. 

All NSU students get in free 
with a student ID. 

Tickets can also be reserved 
through the theater department. 

Students can contact the theater 
department with questions at 357- 

Photo by Gary Hardamon 

Cast members rehearse for the upcoming production of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. 

Tune into Homecoming 2002 

Homecoming 2002 

Schedule of events: 

■ October 14 

Homecoming Kick-Off Extravaganza 

11 a.m.-1 p.m. -front of student union 

■ October 15 

Starflix ( make your own music video) 

10 a.m. -2 p.m. -student union lobby 

Lipsync and Homecoming Hunnies contest 

7 p.m. -student union ballroom 

■ October 16 

IM Fun Run and Block Party 

4 p.m. -IM Building 

■ October 17 

Night at the Movies-featuring "Signs" 

7 p.m. -Prather Coliseum 

"Too Hot to Handle" Bonfire 

10 p.m. -bottom of Greek 

■ October 18 
Parade Kick-Off 

5 p.m. -Prather Coliseum 

Pep Rally 

Immediately after parade- 

j October 19 

Demons vs. Southwest Oklahoma 

3 p.m. at Turpin Stadium 

By Callie Reames 

Sauce Reporter 

Next week's Homecoming events will 
be similar to the Homecoming of 2001 but 
there have been a few adjustments to the 
spirit week. One of those changes is this 
year's theme "A Click Back to the Clas- 

"The thing we're really pushing this 
year is the game," Student Activities 
Board member Andy Jacob said. 

; "In the three years I've been here, this 
is the first year they've put more empha- 
sis on the team, on school spirit," Jacob 

The big game on Saturday against 
Southwest Oklahoma is the grand finale 
of a week designed to provide excitement 
and boost Demon determination. 

Monday morning at 11 a.m. the 
Homecoming Kickoff Extravaganza will 
begin in front of the Student Union. The 
free cookout will steam on until 1 p.m., 
and in the in-between time, some jock- 

eyed music and an appearance by the 
Homecoming court is planned. Also look 
for the Demon Band and senior football 
players during the first official homecom- 
ing event of 2002. 

Tuesday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., 
there will be a chance for budding rock 
stars to shine. 

Starflix, a make your own music 
video venue, will be set up in the Student 
Union lobby. Props and the latest music 
tracks will be available for making music 
history. , 

Tuesday night's Homecoming Hun- 
nies Contest will, in 30 seconds, test the 
acting skills of a selected coed pair from 
each student organization. The lip sync 
contest that night is in the Student Union 
Ballroom, and the festivities begin at 7 

Wednesday at 4 p.m. in front of the 
Student Union there will be a gathering 
for those interested in running five kilo- 
meters around campus, also known as the 
Fun Run. 

The first 150 people to sign up and 
run the race get a free long-sleeve t-shirt 
to memorialize the sweat and lactic acid 
that he or she experienced. Sign up is at 
the Student Union from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
today through Wednesday. 

Following the run is another block 
party with free food. 

Thursday night is movie and bonfire 
night. "Signs" will be shown at Prather 
Coliseum at 7 p.m. 

The "Too Hot to Handle" bonfire will 
light up at 10 p.m. at the bottom of Greek 

Friday's parade at 5 p.m. will float 
from Prather Coliseum to Jefferson Street 
and finish at the riverfront. A pep rally, to 
encourage spirit and pride for the grand 
finale on Saturday, will immediately fol- 
low on the Riverfront. 

At 3 p.m. Saturday, the Rebels from 
Southwest Oklahoma will face the 
Demons at Turpin Stadium 

All Homecoming events are free with 
a current Northwestern student ID. 

Photo by Monica Williams 

Motivational speaker Rick 
Rigsby speaks to NSU stu- 
dents about his striving to 
become better. 

"The goal in life is to 
make an impact. . . The goal 
in life is not to just go through 
the motions, the goal in life is 
not to be average or mediocre 
at anything you do," Rigsby 
said. "The goal in life is to be 
the absolute, gut level, very 
best that you can be, no mat- 
ter what it is you do." 

Rigsby concluded his 
speech by encouraging the 
crowd to remaining standing 
during the difficult times in life. 

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Demon band 
Web site ranks 
top 20 in nation 

By Ashley Pierce 

Sauce Reporter 

The Web site for the 
Spirit of Northwestern 
Marching Band has been 
rated as one of the top band 
sites in the country. 

The Web site has 
ranked NSU's site as being 
one of the nation's the top 
20 band sites. 

Ratings are determined 
by visitors to the Web 
site, who can rate each site 
they view on a scale from 
one to 10. 

On the Demon Band 
Website, located at, 
visitors can find informa- 
tion on all performing 
ensembles, including the 
Jazz Band, NSU Alumni 
Band, Pep Band, Symphonic 
Band, Wind Ensemble and 
Wind Symphony. 

Information on the 
twirlers and Demon Daz- 
zlers danceline is also avail- 
able. Music and video clips 
can be accessed as well. 

Sponsored events, such 
as the annual marching 
band contests, All-Honors 
Band and Drum/Color 
Guard Day, band camps, 
and the Conductor Sympo- 
sium are also featured. 

"There are many excel- 
lent features to the Demon 
Band website," Director of 
Bands Bill Brent said. "Our 

students are able to view 
daily announcements from 
the band office as well as 
receive personal messages 
from the directors. Potential 
students are able to review 
requirements for auditions 
and listen to recordings. It's 
just a user-friendly site." 

The Web site was 
designed by Deran 
Schilling, a senior computer 
information systems/busi- 
ness administration major 
from Dayton, Texas. 

Schilling is also a mem- 
ber of the trumpet section in 
the Demon Marching Band. 
He has designed sites for 
the H.D. Dear Sr. and Alice 
E. Dear School of Creative 
and Performing Arts, the 
department of journalism, 
the Current Sauce, the Office 
of Recreational Sports, 
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Center, and Students in Free 

"I must give credit to 
Mr. Jeff Matthews for select- 
ing Deran," Brent said. "Mr. 
Matthews first approached 
him about working on the 
site a couple of years ago." 

Brent said he hopes the 
Web site will generate pub- 
licity for the Demon Band 

"We get requests for 
information frequently due 
to the web site from many 
states around the United 
States," Brent said. "It is a 
tremendous help to our pro- 

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October 10, 2002 

Home field advantage does not help 
Northwestern's cross country team 

By Andrew David 

Sauce Reporter 

McNeese State University, 
Louisiana-Monroe, Louisiana 
Tech, and Nicholls State Uni- 
versity were the big winners 
Monday at the annual North- 
western State Cross Country 

MSU Cowboy Kris 
Gilmore took top honors in the 
men's division running 8,000 
meters in 23:14.04 edging out 
Tech Bulldog Carlos Arrizon. 

In the women's division it 
was ULM Lady Indian Rhon- 
da Sherrer who was victorious 
with a time of 18:27.56 defeat- 
ing her nearest opponent, 
MSU Cowgirl Ruth Wallace, 
by almost an entire 10 sec- 

The Bulldogs of Tech took 
a bite out of the competition in 
the men's division while the 
Lady Colonels charged the 
field in the women's division. 

Five Bulldogs held top 
twelve finishing positions 
earning Tech a total of 41 
points with McNeese the near- 
est competitor with 83. 

The tally for the Lady 
Colonels was a bit closer as 
they narrowly defeated 
McNeese 85-87, with NSU 
being the nearest runner-up 
with 105 points. 

NSU, the host school for 
the meet finished with a 
respectable third in the 14- 
team women's division and 
fifth in the 12 team men's divi- 

Southland Conference commissioner 
resigns, accepts position with SEC 

By Bruce Ludlow 

SLC media relations 

Photo by Gary Hardamon 

Freshman newcomer Abby Salomon led the Lady Demons cross country 
team with a 20:24.25 time (14th overall) in the NSU Invitational cross 
country meet. 

The Southland Conference 
announced Monday that com- 
missioner Greg Sankey will 
resign, effective Nov. 1, 2002, to 
accept a position as associate 
commissioner with the South- 
eastern Conference. 

"The Southland Confer- 
ence will always be special to 
me and my family," Sankey 
said. "We have enjoyed build- 
ing friendships with many 
people and look forward to 
continuing those friendships as 
we move to the Southeastern 

Sankey became the fifth 
commissioner in the 39-year 
history of the Southland Con- 
ference in April 1996. He began 
his work with the Southland in 
1992, when he was hired as 
assistant commissioner for 
compliance. Sankey was pro- 
moted in 1994 to associate 
commissioner for champi- 
onships and marketing, a posi- 
tion he held until being named 

"Greg Sankey has been one 
of the finest conference com- 
missioners for quite some 
time," said James Simmons, 
president of Lamar University 
and chair of the Southland 
Conference board of directors. 
"His departure will be a 
tremendous loss for us, but he 
has been presented with a 
great opportunity at the South- 
eastern Conference and we 
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The notable accomplish- 
ments during Sankey's tenure 
as commissioner, 
include:expansion of the con- 
ference to 11 members, the 
highest number of members in 
the league's 39-year history; 
addition of championships in 
women's soccer and women's 
golf; returning the Confer- 
ence's men's basketball cham- 
pionship game telecast to 
ESPN following a five-year 

Sankey served in the 
NCAA Division I governance 
structure, including participa- 
tion as a member of the first 
Division I management coun- 
cil; he was chairman of the I- 
AA Football Governance Com- 
mittee and chairman of the 
Division I Membership Sub- 
committee and he created a 
new logo for the Southland 

"I have been fortunate to 
serve as commissioner during 
a time in which our leadership 
was committed to continually 
improving the Southland Con- 
ference," Sankey said. "I am 
most proud of the people we 
have involved as staff of the 

Southland Conference and am 
confident the staff and univer- 
sity leaders will be able to con- 
tinue the enhancement of the 

The SLC's executive com- 
mittee will work with Sim- 
mons to appoint an interim 
commissioner and define the 
search process prior to 
Sankey's departure. 

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Demons enter SLC play with 5-1 record 

By Patrick West 

Sauce Reporter 

The Northwestern State 
Demons ran wild on the Elon 
Phoenix while NSU Cops ran 
wild on NSU students Satur- 
day night at Turpin Stadium. 

Elon came into Satur- 
day's game with a powerful 
running attack, but it was the 
Demons who ran and threw 
the ball effectively leading 
them to a 47-20 rout of the 

The Demons had 357 
yards on the ground, win- 
ning the battle up front 
against Elon. 

Elon boasted a rush 
defense that allowed 91.5 
yards a game but NSU had 
no trouble with the run 

Leading the way for the 
Demons was third-team tail- 
back Jeremy Lofton who ran 
for 98 yards on 6 carries all in 
the final quarter of play. 

Starters Derrick Johnese 
and Shelton Sampson ran for 
a total of 171 yards on 26 car- 
ries between them while 
adding a pair of touch- 

The Demon Swarm crushes an Elon 
including the score, 47-20. 

"We only had 6 negative 
yards rushing, when you do 
that you are pretty much 
dominating the front line of 
scrimmage," Demon Head 
Coach Scott Stoker said. 

Demon quarterback 

Photo by Gary Hardamon 

Pheonix during Saturday's game. The game against Elon allowed the Demons to put up some impressive numbers 

Kevin Magee helped break 
down Elon's defense by hit- 
ting 11 of 16 passes for 236 
yards and 3 touchdowns. 

The Demons had seven 
pass catchers with wide 
Freddie Harrison 


Lady Demons drop SLC foes 
Nicholls, SLU with authority 

Photo by Gary Hardamon 

Heather Penico, Demon sweeper, goes head to head 
with a Southeastern player Sunday. SLU loss the 
match 5-2. The Lady Demons, undefeated at home, 
face Southwest Texas this Friday at 4 p.m. 

By Andrew David 

Sauce Reporter 

low Lady Demons when she assisted fresh- 
man midfielder Bryndie Magg with a goal in 
the 43rd minute. 

The Lady Lions barely had time to recover 
when freshman forward Rachel Folk added a 
score of her own giving the Lady Demons a 
commanding 3-0 lead at the half. 

Freshman forward Ashley Hadley made 
an impact in the second half scoring the first 
of her two goals in the 63rd minute giving 
NSU a 4-0 lead. 

The SLU offense made efforts to close the 
gap when freshman forward Jill Knighten 
scored shortly thereafter. 

An additional SLU goal came by way of a 
successful penalty kick, but it was all in vain 
as NSU goalkeeper Nellie Latolais held down 
the fort to run the clock out. 

The result was much of the same on Mon- 
day against Nicholls although the Lady 
Colonels managed to put up a little more of a 
fight than the Lady Lions. 

NSU manhandled the Lady Colonels, out- 
shooting them 12-3, but were unable to' score 
the entire first half. 

All that changed when Penico got hold of 
a lose ball 20 yards out and sent it flying to the 
back of the net. 

Folk matched Penico with a goal of her 
own in the 61st minute. 

Latolais stood strong as always and the 
Lady Demons waited out father time for a 2-0 

Penico and fellow Lady Demon sopho- 
more sweeper Katie Priest did not have their 
efforts go unnoticed when it was time to hand 
out awards. 

Penico received SLC offensive player of 
the week honors for her performance against 
Southeastern and Priest was awarded with 
defensive player of the week honors for her 
lead role in the Ladv Demons' defensive 
shutout against Nicholls. 

The Lady Demons will need all the indi- 
vidual and team efforts they can muster as 
they take their undefeated home game record 
against second-place Southwest Texas this Fri- 
day at 4p.m. 

This game puts the SLC's past two year 
champions, NSU in 2000 and SWT in 2001, in 
a head to head match up for SLC supremacy. 

NSU (8-4-1 overall, 4-1 in the Southland 
Conference) established its dominance over 
the SLC this past week with a definitive 5-2 
victory over Southeastern Louisiana(5-4-l 
overall, 1-2 in SLC) on Sunday and a 2-0 
shutout against Nicholls State University (2-7- 
1 overall, 0-3 in SLC) on Monday. 

Freshman forward Heather Penico put 
Southeastern on the defensive early when she 
blasted a goal from 30 yards out just 4:17 into 
the first half. 

Penico also found time to help out her fel- 

Player? 9f jhg Week Awards 

Offensive: Heather Penico, a sopho- 
more sweeper, for her efforts in the Lady 
Demons game against the South- 
eastern Lady Lions. 

Defensive: Katie Priest, a sophomore 
defender, for her efforts in the Lady 
Demons game against the Nicholls Lady 

leading with 92 yards on 4 
catches. Demon wide out 
Toby Zeigler was second 
with 90 yards on 4 catches. 

The Phoenix had a strong 
running game that was hit 
head on by a tough, stingy 

defense from the Demons. 
The Phoenix running attack 
was averaging 272.5 yards a 
game, but the Demon 
defense held them to only 40 
yards on the ground. 

Linebacker Gerald 

Williams led all defensemen 
with 9 tackles including 2 
sacks on the game. 

"We stopped the run on 
defense which led to a total 
offensive game of running 
and passing," Harrison said. 

While NSU was racking 
up scores and statistics on 
Elon, one of the Demons' 
faithful was escorted out of 
the stadium during the first 
quarter of play. 

The student was escorted 
out after an Elon fan disap- 
proved of the student stand- 
ing on the rail and cheering 
for NSU. This led to other 
students leaving at half time 
missing some of the Demons 
scoring at will on Elon. 

"That is the exact atmos- 
phere I want on that side, 
that is a huge bonus for us," 
Stoker said. "There will be 
things corrected on that for 
this week's game that is the 
bonus for us having the 
opponent's over there." 

Assistant Director of Stu- 
dent Affairs Luke Dowden 
said that the rule is students 
can stand by the rail, but no 
profanity can be used while 
cheering at Turpin Stadium. 

Photo by Glenn Ward 

Two McNeese State defenders block a ball sent over the net by Lady Demon senior outside hitter Christina 
Stone. The Demons fell to the Cowgirls in four sets 30-15, 30-27, 29-31 and 30-25. NSU returns home to Prather 

Coliseum for a three-game homestand beginning Friday at 7 p.m. 

Lady Demon volleyball ends four 
game losing streak at Centenary 

By Kaleb Breaux 

Editor in chief 

The Lady Demon volley- 
ball team (2-5 in the Southland 
Conference, 10-13 overall) 
snapped their four-game los- 
ing streak with a win against 
Centenary on Tuesday. 

The Lady Demons' half- 
finished five game road trip 
put them across the state line 
in Beaumont, Texas last Satur- 
day afternoon to take on the 
Lamar Cardinals (6-2 in the 
SLC, 14-5 overall). 

The Lady Demons were 
swept in straight sets (30-17, 
30-17, 30-28) after Lamar capi- 
talized on 31 Lady Demon 

Junior transfer Becky 
David, who had 15 kills and 5 
errors in 35 attacks, led NSU's 
offensive attack. 

Freshman setter Flavia 
Belo also contributed with 41 


After losing to Lamar- 
which was NSU's third 
straight SLC loss-on Sunday, 
the Lady Demons traveled east 
down 1-10 to take on the sec- 
ond ranked McNeese State 
Cowgirls (7-2 in the SLC, 12-6 

The game had been moved 
from Friday to Sunday because 
of the threat of Hurricane Lili. 
The extra day just was not 
enough to propel the Lady 
Demons to victory. 

"We don't start playing 
intensely until too late in the 
match-10 points down," Lady 
Demon Head Coach Leigh 
Davis said. 

NSU fell to the Cowgirls in 
four sets 30-15, 30-27, 29-31 
and 30-25. 

MSU's offensive attack, 
which was led by Angela 
Eppers' 18 attacks and .239 hit 
percentage and Beth Chap- 
man's match-high 57 assists, 
was just too much for the Lady 

Demons. Belo chimed in with a 
team-high 50 assists. 

"She (David) did an excel- 
lent job today and yesterday," 
Davis said about David's per- 

On Tuesday, the Lady 
Demons played a little closer 
to home when they rolled into 
Shreveport, La. to take on the 
Centenary Ladies (8-17 over- 
all) in a non-conference match. 
NSU won in straight sets 30- 
20, 30-19 and 30-25. 

NSU outhit Centenary .296 
to .108 and had four players- 
Christina Stone (9), Belo (8). 
David and Bernize Fonseca- 
with eight or more kills. Juniof 
setter Cathy Herring also con- 
tributed with 18 assists. 

The Lady Demons wiH 
return home, where the}' have 
a 7-2 record, for three SL^ 
games, including two this 
weekend — Texas-San Antonio 
Friday at 7 p.m. and Southwest 
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The 2002 Homecoming court poses in front Northwestem's historic main entrance gate. The court will be presented at half-time of Saturday's Home- 
coming game. NSU will face Southwestern Oklahoma at 3 p.m. in Turpin Stadium. 

Annual football game brings to campus 

Tradition Celebration 

By Callie Reames 

Sauce Reporter 

Buildings from State 
Normal College and faces 
from Northwestern State 
College students have drift- 
ed into the pages of history, 
but each year, NSU wel- 
comes home its alumni to 
celebrate the school's past 
.and present. 

R^-'The changes come with 
all of ya'll," NSU alumnus 
Lucille Hendrick said about 
NSU students. 

93-year-old Hendrick 
attended State Normal Col- 
lege, which was located on 
NSU's present grounds, from 
1926 to 1930 and earned 
degrees in English, history 
and French. 

She taught around 
Shreveport then returned to 
Natchitoches to earn a 1958 
masters degree in education 
in personnel data and 
administration. She then 
served as the Dean of 
Women from 1959 to 1974 
before retiring. 

"Oh, we had more fun 
on that campus," Hendrick 
said. Seeing the pretty girls 
dressed in pretty off-white 
dresses on the Homecoming 

Court was her favorite tradi- 
tion of Homecoming. She 
said the off-white dresses 
really made the women more 

NSU's 21st century 
Homecoming Court wears 
business suits of many colors 
and, for the second year, 
there are 10 men in addition 
to the 10 women 
on the court. 

Director of Stu- 
dent Activities and 
Organizations Carl 
Henry said that he 
attended North- 
western State Col- 
lege from 1965-1969, and the 
football team elected the 
court then. The selection 
process is now a school-wide 

"These are 20 students 
that have been involved in 
our school and elected by 
their peers," Henry said, "It's 
a big honor." 

Henry said when attend- 
ed Northwestern, he did not 
have much time to be 
involved in student events. 

"I was an athlete, and I 
didn't get to go to a lot," 

■ Continued on page 2 

See Homecoming... 

BCM 'shacks' 
up for charity 

Page 2 
NSU jogs for 

Page 3 

By Britton Faucon 

Sauce Reporter 

For Homecoming 2002, 
the Student Activities Board 
provided a trip down memo- 
ry lane with "A Click Back to 
the Classics." 

NSU students devoured 
over 500 hamburgers as they 
listened to senior 
football players 
and the NSU Pep 
Band's music. 

Ben Hale said 
Monday's events 
provided an 
escape from the classroom. 

"I heard the music, so I 
just got motivated, you 

For the aspiring star, the 
SAB sponsored StarFlix, an 
opportunity to make your 
own music video, on Tues- 

Todd Musick performed 
an 80's hit and said, 

better when I'm 




His "co-star," Kasey Jou- 
bert, said, "Everything we 
learned, we learned at Yes- 

On Tuesday evening, 
700 students crammed into 

the Student Union ballroom 
to witness the annual Home- 
cojming Hunnies and lip 
sync competitions. 

"I expected a lot of peo- 
ple to be involved with 
things, but not really like 
this," freshman Josh Flatt 
said. "There's a lot of people 

542 feet trekked a mean- 
deri ng x oute across campus 
in Wednesday afternoon's 
five kilometer Fun Run. 

"This run was really 
fun," senior aviation science 
major Kinshasa Romas said. 
"It was really good how the 
different organizations and 
races came together." 

For tonight, thriller 
movie "Signs" is set to show 
at 7 p.m. in Prather Colise- 

The SAB turns up the 
heat with a bonfire at 10 p.m. 
on Greek Hill. 

At 5 p.m. on Friday, the 
annual Homecoming Parade 
rolls out of Prather Coliseum 
for the Front Street pep rally. 

Homecoming peaks Sat- 
urday as the Demons foot- 
ball team kicks off against 
Southwest Oklahoma Bull- 
dogs 3 p.m. at Turpin Stadi- 

SGA approves Argus editor 

By April Dixon 

Sauce Reporter 

The SGA senate appointed 
^ editor in chief of Argus, 
NSU's annual student litera- 
'"re and art magazine, Mon- 
day after the Media Board 
P'cked its candidate Thursday. 

Current Sauce photo editor 
^'enn Ward was chosen in the 
b °ard's third attempt this 
fester and the fourth since 
*ky to nominate a chief editor 
^the publication. He was also 
£ e senate's second candidate 
^the position. 

The SGA senate refused 
- )2 Argus editor in chief and 
Jjkdia Board nominee Shane 
?t ath in May because of last 

year's magazine's late distri- 

Ward, a junior print jour- 
nalism major, served as a co- 
editor of Argus last year. 
Despite his title, Ward said he 
did not feel like he played a 
big role in the production of 
last year's publication. 

"I would like to see it 
come out to be graphically 
appealing," Ward said. 

Ward said he would like to 
see more publicity of the mag- 
azine. Ward believes that 
every student on campus 
needs to know what the Argus 
is, where to get it, and how to 
have his or her writing pub- 

He said he feels that his 


Glenn Ward 

2002 Cur- 
rent Sauce 
photo editor, 
L&E writer 

2002 Argus 



Classes in 
and design 

experience gives him the 
deadline senses to prepare 
him for his position as editor 
in chief this year. 

Other candidates for the 
position this year were Erath, 
junior English major Ann 
Coleman and Jessica Troske, a 
senior journalism major. 

25 percent of senate 
not meeting work 

By Garrett Guillotte 

Managing Editor 

SGA President Stacie 
Cosby managed to get a 
nominee approved without a 
catch Monday, after weeks of 
controversy over appoint- 
ments to the senate and Stu- 
dent Supreme Court. 

SGA Vice President Jen- 
nifer Jensen also continued 
threats against truant sena- 

■ Continued on page 2 
See SGA approves... 






Rush week: bursting the bubble, 
Page 4 

"G" spot rates local drinks, 
Page 6 

Rapides IM 
gym reopens 

By Joshua Barrios 

Sauce Reporter 

After three months of 
renovations, the temporary 
intramural gym in the base- 
ment of Rapides Hall 
reopened early last week. 

The gym, which closed 
around mid-July, opened its 
doors for use Oct. 7. 
Although the free weights 
were available for student 
use, the bench pads were still 
not delivered, making bench 
weights still not safe enough. 

"It wasn't right that they 
shut it down," frequent IM 
user Dewayne Neie said. "It 
left us with nothing to use." 

This seemed to be a rea- 
sonable argument to many 
summer students, but the 
argument seemed to change 
after the reopening. It had 
now shifted to the quality 
and necessity of the work 
that was done. 

"It sucks," senior Marko 
Davnic said. "There is noth- 
ing new." 

Another argument on 
many students' minds was 
the timing of the renovations. 
The gym needed the new 
bench pads and a new coat of 
paint, but the three months of 
work were too much for some 

months and all 
to show is pin- 
the walls," Neie 

Dewayne Neie stitution says 
Rapides IM regular that a petition 

must have a 

they have 
stripes on 

The official delay, howev- 
er, was with the bench pad 
order. Director of Intramural 
and Recreational Sports Mark 
Deshotel said that the pads 
had been delayed throughout 
the summer because of a new 
purchasing procedure. 



Association "Three months (of 
President Sta- wor k) an£ } all they 
cie Cosby said , , . . 

the procedure have to show IS pin- 
had been stripes on the walls." 

upgraded to a 
new comput- 
erized system. 

ly it will help 
orders process 
10 times faster, but right now 
it's making them process 10 
times slower," Cosby said. 

Although it took a long 
time to get them ordered, the 
pads were in need of replac- 
ing. The metal frames were 
exposed through torn holes 
in the covering. 

"The pads became too 
much of a liability for our 
department," Deshotel said. 
"They just needed to be 

Deshotel tried to make 
the delivery quicker by driv- 
ing to Kinder, La. Friday 
guarantee their arrival 

In the meantime, many 
students had grown weary of 
the wait, including Rapides 
desk workers Claire Watson 
and Chad Joseph. 

Watson and Joseph said 

IM facts 

by the numbers 

1999 estimated IM cost 


Student IM fee per semester 

775 of 1,193 

Students that voted for fee in 1999 

40,000 sq. feet 

Amount of space to be added 

Fall 1998 

Original estimated groundbreaking 

Fall 2002 

Current estimated groundbreaking 

January 2002 

Estimated completion date, 1999 

Spring 2004 

Estimated completion date , 2002 

that students have been 
harassing them and other 
Rapides desk workers since 
the first day of school about 
the unopened gym. 

"Students feel that we are 
partly responsible for it when 
we have nothing to do with 
it," Watson said. 

After weeks of students 
flooding the front desk to ask 
when the IM would open, 
Watson began taking whatev- 
er action she could. She 
began a petition on the issues 
of student fees and campus 

"Fees are so high and 
nothing is getting done," Wat- 
son said. "Basically, no one is 
getting their money's worth." 

The petition has gained 
over 200 signa- 
tures over the 
last few weeks, 
but a new one 
must be start- 
ed in order for 
the SGA to 
accept it. 
The SGA con- 


mission state- 
ment on each page and must 
collect at least ten percent of 
the current student enroll- 

Also, it must run for 65 
days and collect students' 
printed name, signature and 
social security number. 

Watson said she plans on 
restarting the petition to fit 
the legislation and will keep 
it up as long as it takes. 

Cosby said that a petition 
of that magnitude would 
directly involve herself and 
University President Randall 
Webb, and that she would 
gladly discuss it with him. 

One of the main campus 
projects the petition deals 
with is the long-awaited IM 
Building that Deshotel said 

■ Continued on page 2 
See Temporary IM... 

Demon football enters 
Homecoming week 5-1, Page 8 


News 2 

Features 4 

Editorials 5 

Life & Entertainment 6-7 

Sports 8-9 


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the Current Sauce 

October 17, 2002 


Page Designer: 

Garrett Guillotte 

Homecoming brings alums home 

■ From page 1 

Henry said about his 3 1/2 
years on NSU's basketball 

Now/ Henry is directing 
student activities. He said that 
in the last 15 years attendance 
at all events, not just Home- 
coming has grown. 

"It's increased a bunch," 
Henry said. 

Chris Collins, a freshman 
history major, said he gave 
blood Tuesday at the Life Share 
Blood Center vehicle in front of 
the Student Union. He was not 
planning on attending any 
other Homecoming activities. 

"I haven't had time," 
Collins said. Collins said he 
was never interested in events 
like these in high school. 

"I'm just not big on that 
sort of thing," Collins said. 

Katie Alford, a sophomore 
hospitality management and 
tourism major, also expressed 
disinterest in Homecoming 
week activities. She said she 
might attend events with her 

"But most of my friends 
wouldn't be concerned with 
it," Alford said. 

Clint Sellers, a junior nurs- 
ing major, attended the Lip 
Sync Contest Tuesday night in 
the Student Union Ballroom. It 
was open to all official NSU 

"It was a real good time. 
Everyone put on a real good 
performance," Sellars said. 

Sellars said he would prob- 
ably go to more Homecoming 
events this week with his fra- 
ternity brothers from Sigma 

"The majority of the people 
there were greek," Sellars said 
about the Lip Sync Contest. 

Henry said fraternities and 
sororities encourage involve- 
ment in these student-oriented 
act ivies. 

Sellars said Sigma Nu 
alumni would be revisiting 
NSU for the 2002 Homecom- 

" A lot of our old friends. 
We're looking forward to see- 
ing them," Sellars said. 

Next spring Sellars will 
change campuses to complete 
his nursing degree in Shreve- 
port. Homecoming will be dif- 
ferent for him then. 

"Homecoming gives me an 
opportunity to come back," Sel- 
lars said. 

Hendrick will be coming 
back for the annual Homecom- 

ing Banquet. She is planning on 
attending the $15 dinner Friday 
at 7 p.m. 

"Friday night if I get to go, 
I'll waddle' like a duck. But it'll 
be fun," Hendrick said. She 
also said she feels only as old as 
a college student. 

"I'm not 93 on the inside," 
Hendrick said. 

The annual banquet honors 
alumni and faculty, and anyone 
can attend. 

Director of Alumni Affairs 
Chris Maggio said attendance 
at the Homecoming football 
game is thousands larger than 
other games. 

"I don't think it's stretching 
to say we have 3,000," Maggio 
said about alumni attendance. 
He expected the 2002 Home- 
coming crowd to reach 12,000 
or 13,000 people. 

Temporary IM reopens after fixes 

■ From page 1 

may take around two more 
years to build. 

"On a conservative esti- 
mate it may not be finished 
until the spring of 2004," 
Deshotel said. 

Watson said she disliked 
the timing of the IM discus- 
sions and building. 

"It's upsetting that I've 
been here since the fall of 1999 
and I have seen no improve- 

ments," Watson said. 

All full-time NSU stu- 
dents have paid $75 per 
semester since 1997 to fund 
the renovations, which have 
yet to start. 

Cosby said she under- 
stands students' concerns 
since she has also been paying 
fees since 1999. She also said 
that the SGA will be looking 
into lowering student fees 
later this semester. 

Cosby said that the prob- 
lem with the IM building lies 
in the Board of Supervisors. 

"They are the group that 
approves renovations and sets 
the budgets," Cosby said. "The 
problem is that there is too 
much stuff to go in so little 

Regardless of the IM 
holdups and student opinions 
of the temporary gym's new 
look, it has been opened for 

all current NSU students to 

The gym is located in the 
basement of Rapides and can 
be accessed from the Rapides 
rear parking lot. It is open 
Monday through Friday from 
7 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Current students need to 
have their valid student ID. 

"Whatever," Neie said. "At 
least it's open now." 

BCM builds shacks for charity 



Friday is Jessie Malveaux's 
20th birthday. Please call her and 
wish her a very happy birthday. 
You can call her at 356-8271 
and/or (337) 249-3202. 

Student Activities Board 

The SAB committee is still 
accepting applications. For more 
information come to Room 214 
of the Student Union. 

Emerging Leaders session 
dates for freshmen and 
sophomores are as follows: Oct. 
22, Oct. 29 and Nov. 5 from 6 
p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Student 
Union Ballroom. 

Spanish Club 

The Spanish Club is 
sponsoring a "Toys for Tots" 
drive. All Spanish Club members 
will be accepting donations to 
buy the children in Natchitoches 
Parish Hospital Christmas 
presents. Any club member who 
has not received a donation 
envelope can pick one up in the 
Foreign Language Resource 
Center. For more information, see 
Dr. Pratt. 

Club NEO 

Northwestern Environmental 
Organization (NEO) has placed 
24 recycling bins throughout all 

buildings on campus with 
aluminum can soda machines. 
NEO meets at The Foundation 
(no affiliation) on Sundays at 6 

Psychology Club 

The NSU Psychology Club 
meeting time has been changed to 
every other Thursday at 3:30 p.m. 
in room 305 in Bienvenu Hall. 
The next meeting is Thursday, 
Oct. 24. Psychology majors and 
minors are welcome to attend. 

Circle K International 

Weekly meetings are held on 
Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. in Room 
209 of Kyser Hall. If you have 
any questions about Circle K, 
contact Laurie Brown at 


Rick Barnes will present 
"Drink/Think" next Thursday at 
7:30 p.m. in the Student Union 
Ballroom. For more information 
call the SAB office at 357-6511. 

***To see your Campus 
Connection in next week's issue 
of the Current Sauce, bring a 
typed Connection to room 225 
of Kyser Hall. Or if you would 
like to e-mail your connection 
send it to: 


By Andrew David 

Sauce Reporter 

NSU's Baptist Collegiate Ministry 
raised money for local charities and 
attempted to increase Natchitoches' aware- 
ness of homelessness Saturday with their 
fourth annual "Shack-a-Thon." 

Students used scrap material collected 
from local business and hardware stores to 
build the shanties, which were torn down 
Sunday afternoon to be used as fuel for the 
Homecoming bonfire Thursday night. 

The proceeds collected from the dona- 
dons received by pledges, or students who 
stayed in the shacks overnight, will be 
donated to Habitat for Humanity, a charity 
that builds homes for those who cannot 
afford them; the Love and Care Mission, a 
local food and clothing center; and the 
BCM's own missionary efforts. 

Sophomore social work major Nichole 
Miller took a building break to talk about 
why she felt "Shack-a-Thon" was an 
important event. 

"It's a great way to raise awareness of 
homelessness," Miller said. 

Aaron Stanley, a freshman computer 
information systems major with hammer 
and nails in hand, said that he hoped the 
"Shack-A-Thon" would set the standard 
for the BCM's mission work in the com- 

As for the construction of the shacks 
themselves, shack leader and junior nurs- 
ing major Joshua Sampay didn't let past 

NSU professors recall 
works of UNO historian 

Photo by Glenn Ward 

BCM members (from left to right) Jessica Allen, Mandie Johnson and Mike McCorkle prepare for the 
2002 "Shack-a-Thon" by constructing a make-shift shanty. 

work experience influence him in deciding 
how to build his team's shack. 

"I've worked construction before so I 
could have made it look like a house, but I 
wanted it to look as shacky as possible," 
Sampay said. 

Pledges like freshman pre-dental biol- 
ogy major EmmaLee Jordan said raising 
money for charity and mission work were 
important to her as she viewed what 
would become her Friday night residence. 
Jordan also cited a desire for new clothes as 
motivation to sleep in the shack overnight. 

"I wanted a t-shirt," Jordan said. 

With Natchitoches temperatures start- 
ing to drop, Jordan said that the cold did- 
n't bother her as much as the possibility of 


Bugs were also among Jordan's wor- 
ries as she prepared to brave the approach- 
ing evening with nothing more than a 
sleeping bag and the shelter of scrap wood 
to shield her from the elements. 

Although students enjoyed joking 
about bugs, rain and the right way to build 
a shack, BCM director Bill Collins 
expressed deeper hopes as to what stu- 
dents would take away from their "Shack- 
a-Thon" participation. 

"It's interesting to watch students," 
Collins said. "I love to see their resilient 
nature. Some of them can't take it. . .It helps 
them to see what it feels like to sleep out on 
the street." 

By Edward L. Boudreaux III 

Sauce Reporter 

Stephen E. Ambrose, best- 
selling historian and founder 
the National D-Day Museum, 
passed away Sunday at Han- 
cock Medical Center in Bay St. 
Louis, Miss. 

Ambrose, 66, was diag- 
nosed with cancer in May and 
was exploring treatment 

Ambrose taught at the 
University of New Orleans 
from 1971 until 1995 as a histo- 
ry professor. Ambrose wrote 25 
books and six New York Times 
best-sellers including Band of 
Brothers, Citizen Soldiers, and 
Undaunted Courage. 

Before professor Greg 
Granger came to NSU's politi- 
cal science department, he 
worked with Ambrose at UNO. 

"He was a good-humored 
man, and he was a good lectur- 
er," Granger said. 

"I used his biography both 
of Eisenhower and Nixon pret- 
ty extensively," Granger said. 

"All of his work was excel- 

Ambrose served as the his- 
torical consultant for Saving 
Private Ryan and produced the 
HBO miniseries Band of Broth- 
ers, which tells the 101st Air-, 
borne's story during WWII. 

Ambrose founded the 
National D-Day Museum in 
New Orleans. The museum has 
personal stories, artifacts, and 
memorabilia from both the 
European and Pacific cam- 
paigns of WWII. 

In recent months, 
Ambrose's reputation had been 
tarnished due to accusations 
that he plagiarized other 
writer's works. 

"I always thought plagia- 
rism meant using another peo- 
ple's words and ideas, pretend- 
ing they were your own and 
profiting from it," Ambrose 
said. "I do not do that, never 
have done that and never will- 
Ambrose's last book, Mis- 
sissippi and the Making of " 
Nation, is now available a { 

Minutes 10-14-02 

Call to Order- 7:10 p.m. 

The prayer was lead by Kelii Miller. The 
pledge was lead by Ryan Terry. 

Roll Call 

Adam Allen 
Amanda Breaux 
Kayla Brossett 
Greg Comeaux 
Stacie Cosby 
Andy Dye 
Timberly Deville 

Dustin Floyd 
Tometrius Greer 
Chris Henry 
Jared Hewitt 
Liz Hughes 
Luke Hutchinson 
Brian Jarreau 
Jennifer Jensen 
Chris Johnson 
Linzie Ledford 
Scott Manguno 
Cory Markham 
Dustin Mathews 
Mindy McConell 

Kelli Miller 
Taylor Morgan 
Casey Ponder 
Ken Romas 
Adam Stoll 
Cade Strong 
Alan Sypert 
Ryan Terry 
Liz Webb 
Timmy Watts 
Liz Webb 
Executive Reports 
Treasurer- Dustin Mathews 

Next week I will have the budget. The recep- 
tion for the Homecoming Court is tomorrow 
in the Presidents room at 11:00. 

Vice President -Jennifer Jenson 

Make sure you complete three (3) office hours 
a week. Two people are on Academic Evalua- 
tion, and three other people did not complete 
their office hours. We need to start getting 
our job done. We will be starring the Senator 
of the Month program again to reward those 
senators who are doing their job. 
President - Stacie Cosby 
Tomorrow is the Breakfast with the Pesident. 
Tonight we are voting on Alan Sypert for Sen- 
ator at Large, the approval of James Rolf to 
ITAC, and Glen Ward to the position of Edi- 
tor of the Argus. 

De partmental Reports 
Academic Affairs- Mindy McConell 

Our meetings are Wed. at 2:30. Right now we 
are working on getting a speaker for next 
semester, getting a swing dancing class, and 
text book rentals. Scantron B will be in next 

External Affairs- Cade Strong 

We need to make signs for Homecoming. We 
will have meetings Tuesday at 4:15. Club 
Sports will meet at 5:00 on Tuesdays. I will 
be passing out Senator profiles soon, so I can 
update the SGA webpage. 
Fiscal Affairs- Dustin Mathews 
Meetings will be at 6:00 on Mondays. The 
Flight Team asked for money for the Regional 
Competition. It passed through Club Sports, 
but for various reasons, it failed through Fis- 

Internal Affairs- Greg Comeaux 

Bill 0012 is tabled till next week. We had a 

productive meeting today. 

Student Affairs- Luke Hutchinson 

Traffic and Safety will be tomorrow at 2:00. 
Scott is working on the lights. We will be 
working on the handicap seating at Football 


SAB Report- Ryan Terry 

There is no report. 
Advisor's Report- Mr. Henry 
Come and support the homecoming events. 
Legislation that has already been passed, 
needs to be followed up on. 
Supreme Court Report- Supreme Court Jus- 

Thursday at 3:00, the court will convene. We 
will discuss items from internal affairs. 1 will 
report back. 

Old Business 

Dustin Floyd moves to approve bill FA02-008. 
Liz Hughes seconds. Mindy McConnell 
moves to amend the bill to state " present 
senate". Linzie Ledford seconds. Motion 
passes by role call vote 22-1-0. FA02-008 pass- 
es by role call vote 16-7-0. 

New Business 

FA02-011 and FA02-012 are both tabled. Alan 
Sypert is up for approval for the Senator at 
Large position. Alan spoke on his behalf, and 
was approved by role call vote 23-0-0. Alan 
Sypert, along with Jared Hewitt both took the 
Oath of Office. Glenn Ward is up for 
approval for the position of the editor for the 
Argus. He spoke on his behalf. He was 
approved to the position by role call vote 25- 
0-0. James Rolf is up for approval for the 
position to ITAC. He spoke on his behalf. He 
was approved to the position by role call vote 


Do your office hours. You need three (3). 
You need to take office hours seriously. 
Please keep the office clean, and pick up after 
yourselves. Work on legislation. Please pro- 
mote the Emerging Leaders Program. There 
will be a cabinet meeting next week. 
The meeting was adjourned at 7:44 pm. 

SGA approves two Cosby nominees 

■ From page 1 

tors, claiming that more than a 
quarter of senators were not 
filling their job duties. 

Cosby said that since the 
third sophomore class senate 
seat was not filled during the 
September elections, sopho- 
more Alan Sypert, though 
being appointed to represent 
all University students, could 
bolster sophomore presence in 
the senate. 

The senate unanimously 
approved Sypert's appoint- 
ment, the first time a Cosby 
appointment has gone unop- 
posed this semester. 

The senate also unani- 
mously passed sophomore 
senator-at-large James Rolf to 
be the SGA's representative to 
the Information Technology 
Advisory Council, or ITAC. 

The council, chaired by 
Information Systems Dean 
Anthony Scheffler and mostly 
consisting of faculty members, 
acts as an advisory council to 

University Provost Thomas 

Rolf said the council has 
tried to exert greater influence 
over the Student Technology 
Advisory Team, or STAT, 
which is a 
student sub- 
committee of 
ITAC and 
much of the 
student tech- 
nology fee 


"I've seen some of the 
things the faculty tries to 
do at (ITAC) meetings 
and I want to make sure 
the students' voice is 

James Rolf 

report their three required 
weekly office hours last week- 
Two of those hours are cov- 
ered through required depart' 
mental meetings. 

Since only one hour °* 
office work 
per week 
takes placj 
outside ° f 
the alreadV- 
r e q u i * e 
meeting 5 ' 
Jensen said 
senator 8 

have i 
excuse & 

seen some of SGA, ITAC representative missin u g ,/] 

things — and shoU» 


the faculty tries to do at these 
(ITAC) meetings and I want to 
make sure the students' voice 
is heard," Rolf said. 

The meeting concluded 
with another warning from 
SGA Vice President Jen Jensen 
concerning office work. 

Jensen said 25 percent of 
the senate had failed to fill or 

pay more attention if they $ 
not record their hours correc 

ly 6 

Jensen also said senator 
Lindsey Ledford and Ta>' 10 
Morgan were on administr 3 
five review for not complete 
or properly reporting 
weeks of office hours. 


Ill congratulates its 
new members for Fall 2002! 

Mandy Bray 
Bethany Brittain 
Carrie Beth Burns 
Destiny Cedars 
Hollie Concienne 
Whitney Crowson 
Crystal Davis 
Annie Drost 
Natalie Edens 
Monica Gonzales 
Kandi Graves 
Marissa Guy 
Ashley Harris 


Meredith Hartt 
Stephanie Lawrence 
Kelli McCann 
Holly McKenzie 
Kristine Minor 
Lauryn Prescott 
Kathryn Raymond 
Brandi Riche 
Katie Samuels 
Bo Dixie Sherman 
Megan Trahant 

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raternity rush or something like it 

►77?e conclusion of the matter 

Part IV 

By Andrew David 

Five days of tours, speech- 
es, free food and wrecked out- 
door recreational equipment 
had led up to one moment. Fri- 
day — bid day. 

By discrediting Pi Kappa 
Phi and Tau Kappa Epsilon 
and singling out Theta Chi as 
my sole choice, I had put all of 
my ducks in one basket. Or had 
I put all of my eggs in a row? 
I'm not sure, but I think I ate an 
omelet that morning. 

Before I tell you whether or 
not I got a bid, (isn't this start- 
ing to feel like when you were 
a kid and had to pee really 
bad but you're teacher 
wouldn't excuse you 
from class?), I think it 
would be appropriate to 
discuss with you my 
feelings on the starv- 
ing children of 

OJ u s t 
joking. Back 
to rush. 
If I 

point one thing that's impor- 
tant when trying to join a fra- 
ternity, other than actually get- 
ting a bid, I would have to sug- 
gest that one can never under- 
estimate the importance of 
being socially proactive. 

Remember when I said not 
being socially proactive would 
come back to haunt me? Just 
nod your head and say yes. 
Good. You get a gold star. 

What I'm trying to say is I 
didn't do anything to make 
myself standout during the 
week. As opposed to one guy 
at the Theta Chi ski party who 
did it by, baiting the grim 
reaper. The prospective Dar- 
win award recipient inched his 
way up a very steep aluminum 
dock roof and jumped off into 
the water. Now that is definite- 
ly proactive. 

This could have gotten him 
killed, but it didn't. It did, how- 
ever, get him remembered; and 
when you have little more than 
36 hours to make an impres- 
sion, then by God, you had bet- 
ter make some sort of impres- 

Tell a good story, prefer- 
ably something involving 
circus midgets and a goat. 
Do something stupid. 
Remember stupid is always 
open to interpretation so let 
your imagination run wild 
on this one. When I^say 
wild I'm talking wild Hk§, 
Amish people building a 
barnyard wild. 
If all that fails, show 
everyone your third nip- 
ple. If you don't have a 
third nipple thank your par- 
ents for not giving you any 
weird genetic defects, but 
then pay some homeless 
guy to show his. Homeless 
people love that sort of stuff. 
The point is, during rush 
week you are rushed (imagine 
that) to make an impression. 
You have to take every advan- 
tage you can to make people to 
remember you. 

Say what? 

Q: How did you like the SAB 
"Fun Run? 

A: "The 'Fun Run' is a good idea 
to do something healthy and have 
fun at the same time." 

■ Sonya Hall (left) and Danielle 
Warsley (right). 

Q: How did you like the SAB "Fun Run?" 
A: "We get a chance to show our true skills." 
■ (From left to right) Marcus Pitre, Michael 
Hicks, Joshua Williams 

Q: Did you expect there to be many people 
participating in and watching the "Lip- 

A: "I expected a lot of people to be involved 
with things, but not really like this. There's a 
lot of people here." 
■ Josh Flatt 

Reporting by Candice Pauley 
& Glenn Tillman, Jr. 

Q: Do you think "Lip-sync" is worth while? 
A: "Yeah. I think it's a lot of fun. It gives 
everybody a chance to come out and have 

fun together." 
■ India Reuben 

I wish I would have known 
this before going through 
because my approach was the 
total opposite. 

Instead of mixing and min- 
gling I played wallflower and 
reveled in my reservation. Yes, 
you can in fact revel in reserva- 

But all that did was help me to 
come off as the creepy quiet 
dude; and when you sport a 
black beard and bear a striking 
resemblance to a 9/11 hijacker, 
you don't need any help in the 
creepiness department. 

When I first meet people I 
try not to throw my personality 
onto them right away. I figured 
I'd come off a lot better if I just 
played it cool rather than run- 
ning around like a fat kid at a 
buffet and begging to be in 
Theta Chi. Of course I also 
thought there was no way an 
ex-cocaine addict could ever be 
president without ever actually 
getting elected. 

That's right, no bid. I'll 
pause for laughter... finished? 
No? Okay, I can wait. Okay 
seriously, quit it. No, for real, 
stop. Good to see that you got 
that out of your system. 

Now, as I was saying. I 
wasn't surprised that I didn't 
get a bid from Pi Kappa Phi or 
Tau Kappa Epsilon, but I was 
expecting one from for Theta 
Chi. I hung out with them the 
most, even went to their ski 
party and went through all the 
necessary motions when trying 
to gain the approval of a per- 
son or persons. 

I guess that was the prob- 

lem though. All I did was go 
through the motions. Well that, 
and apparently anybody I 
hung out with during the week 
didn't make it to the bid vote 
meeting. Way to be one cohe- 
sive element guys. 

In all fairness, they did 
offer me a chance at open rush, 
but that's sort of like a guy say- 
ing he'll screw a chick in a clos- 
et but he won't hold her hand 
in public. Besides, this was a 
one shot deal for me. 

To be taken on as a sympa- 
thy bid afterward wasn't some- 
thing I really wanted. I acted 
like myself the first time 
around and if that wasn't good 
enough for them then so be it. 

Honestly though I don't 
think I cared about what I 
could do for the frat but more 
so about what the frat could do 
for me, and I think that it 
showed. I wanted the social 
connections and everything 
that went with those connec- 
tions, but I didn't want to actu- 
ally be obligated to a group, 
not even Theta Chi. 

Bid or no bid I do not con- 
sider my rush experience a 
waste. I met many new people, 
some of which I still talk to and 
hang out with even after rush. I 
had a good time, ate some 
good food and saw a side of 
campus life I don't think I 
would have been exposed to, 
and the chance to experience 
new things should never be 

My advice to you, if you 
really want to know what rush 
is about, is to go through it for 

yourself. First hand experience 
is always best when trying to 
decide what's right for you. 

And if you do decide to 
join a fraternity, or any other 
organization, remember you 
are a part of that organization 
and not the other way around. 
If something you're involved 
in causes you to lose your iden- 
tity for the sake of the group's 
identity then it wasn't worth it 
in the first place. 

Instead of ending this with 
my own pretentious thoughts 
on the importance of individu- 
ality and independence getting 
pretentious here with a ram- 
bling piece on independence 
and individuality I'll leave you 
with a quote from someone 
who's already said it better 
than I can. "To thine own self 
be true." Thanks Will. 

■ Andreiv David is a senior 
reporter for the Current Sauce. 
David went through formal fra- 
ternity rush earlier this fall to 
get a firsthand look at what 
rush participants must endure 
to earn a bid from one ofNSU's 
seven fraternities, which make 
up the University's Interfrater- 
nity Council. 

This article the fourth and 
final installment of an ongoing 
series in which David has given 
his opinions and observations of 
the rush events and his interac- 
tion with each fraternity. 

This installment describes 
the final day of rush, bid day. 

The views expressed in this 
article do not reflect those of the 
Current Sauce or its staff. 


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October 17, 2002 

Aliteracy for $100 George 

"Aliteracy is tearing apart 
ur culture. If you don't read 
irtuch you really don't know 
much. You're dangerous." 

These words were once 
spoken by Jim Trelease, a 
retired journalist from Massa- 
chusetts. Trelease is now a 
service to our nation's future, 
but not as a superhero or a 
famous baseball player or even 
a sniper (sorry I had to fit it in). 
He is a reading missionary; he 
spreads the good word of 
reading all across the land. 
Well someone needs and has to 

do it before it is too 

Aliteracy is 
defined as a lack of 
the reading habit in 
capable readers or 
the ability to read 
without desire. 

Some of you 
may not believe or 
even understand 
this but many Amer- 
icans just do not care to read. I 
know of at least one American 
who happens to host a Natchi- 
toches talk show who is, by 

Kaleb Breaux 
Editor in chief 

definition, is aliterate. 
Yeah, you know who 
you are. Statistically, 
this is very possible. 

An article titled 
"The No-Book 
Report: Skim It and 
Weep" written by 
Linton Weeks, a 
Washington Post staff 
writer, says in 1991 
more than half of all 
Americans read a half-hour or 
more everyday. However, by 
1999 that number had dropped 
to 45 percent. The same article 

also states that four of five 
Americans who ean read 
choose not to read. A shame 
isn't it? 

Louisiana is no exception 
to the facts. An adult literacy 
survey conducted by Lynn B. 
Jenkins and Irwin S. Kirsch for 
Louisiana gives the literacy 
rates for the state. The findings 
were released in 1992. 

Each survey participant 
was asked to answer several 
questions about their demo- 
graphics, income, employ- 
ment, etc. and was also asked 

to spend about an hour 
responding to a series of litera- 
cy tasks. The participants were 
then graded on a scale ranging 

from to 500. The scores 
were divided into levels and 
are as follows: Level 1 (0 to 
225), Level 2 (226 to 275), Level 
3 (276 to 325), Level 4 (326 to 
375) and Level 5 (376 to 500). 

24 to 26 percent of adults 
in Louisiana fell into Level 1. 
35 percent of these residents 
had to 8 years of education. 
28 to 32 percent of state resi- 
dents were placed into Level 2 

on the literacy scale. About 30 
percent landed in the next 
highest category, while only 12 
to 16 percent found themselves 
in Levels 4 and 5. 

The literacy survey also 
states the average literacy pro- 
ficiencies of adults in 
Louisiana is between 257 and 
263-a whopping Level 2. 

I guess the point I am try- 
ing to make, before any of you 
miss it, is read something 
before you publicly criticize it. 
And by the way, reading just 
headlines DO NOT count. 

Words of Wisdom-Tips nos. 9 & 10 


Okay, I'll admit 
that maybe last 
week's 'kiss my ass' 
statement was a lit- 
tle overboard. This 
revelation was 
reached after polling 
some influential 
people in my life-my 
athletic girlfriend, a 
few teachers and 
some fellow Current 

So to my uninvited critics, 
I retract the sophomoric 
response concerning the criti- 
cism of my writing, vis-a-vis 
'kiss my ass.' 

For those of you, though, 
who have already kissed my 
ass, don't worry, it was not a 
lost cause. I am prepared to 
offer the past kissers of my ass 

Rob Morgan 
Managing Editor 


a refund. If you will 
simply present me 
with a receipt for the 
ass kissing and a 
Polaroid marking the 
event down in cellu- 
loid history, I will 
gladly refund the 
aforementioned ass 

Furthermore, I 
do not want anyone 
to withhold any criticism 
about my column in fear of 
blunt retaliation. I am open to 
any type of constructive argu- 
ment people hold toward my 
column, which they feel could 
enhance or better its work of 
enlightening the masses. 

All critiques, responses or 
death threats should be sent to 
where they will be read, medi- 

tated upon and answered. If 
you would like to meet with 
me in person, I can always be 
found in room 225 of Kyser 

Tip #9: Well, the tempera- 
ture has finally dropped 
around Natchitoches and 
don't it feel good. Yep, it is 
time to start breaking out those 
jackets for the trek around 
campus or attending a Demon 
sporting event. 

But, hey... wait, what are 
you doing? Is that a high 
school letterman jacket? Sweet 
Jesus, man! Put that thing 
away! What do you think this 
is a big high school? Well, 
okay, it is a big high school, but 
some things are just too sick 
even for a college campus. 

Surely you have a parka or 
a long sleeve shirt you can 

wear. No? Well, you just have 
to freeze because there is no 
way you are wearing that 
God-awful thing to class. 

Do you want to be the 
laughing stock of Northwest- 

What school did you go to 
anyway? I mean, what school's 
colors are orange and red? Oh 
God, you lettered in band. This 
isn't even a real letterman jack- 
et. Good gravy, your name is 
embroidered on the back, too. 

I'm sorry, but for your 
own sake you are going to 
have to buy a new jacket. I 
don't care if your mom does 
say you look cool in it, she is 

v Oh and by the way, take 
that~stupid tassel off your 
rear view mirror. 

Tip #10: Authority should 

never be granted to a person 
based solely on an individual's 
age, uniform or position. I 
state this fact because for too 
long college students have 
bowed down to university 
personnel because of those 
three aspects. 

I'm not throwing away the 
need for authority figures 
because we all need some- 
where to look for direction and 
inspiration. What I am saying 
is, we need to practice restraint 
in the way we hand out our 
allegiance and respect to any- 
one who appears halfway 

What should be used then 
as a guideline for who has 
authority and who does not? 
Simply respect. 

For example, I am a mem- 
ber of the NSU Crew, and my 

coach, Alan Pasch, is only a 
year older than me. But 
despite this small difference in 
age he is an individual I look 
up to and if posed with the 
order of 'JUMP' I would sim- 
ply ask how high. 

I respect Alan and others 
like him not because of their 
positioning or age; I respect 
them for their knowledge and 
impact upon my life. 

Respect is the only true 
way to allow someone author- 
ity, basing it upon an individu- 
als' impact, knowledge and 
respect for you. To give an 
individual authority over your 
life because they are older, car- 
rying a badge or have a fancy 
title is ridiculous. 

Why allow anyone power 
over you when you don't even 
respect them? 

Letters to the Editor 

Students request 
apology for editor's 
sniper article 

We are writing in 
response to the editorial that 
was recently published enti- 
tled: "Benefits of having Uni- 
versity Sniper." 

First and foremost we are 
outraged by this tasteless and 
disgusting use of ill humor. 

For the past few weeks 
tragic and horrific events 
have happened in and around 
the Maryland area. People 
have lost their lives for no 
reason and should not be 
made fun of. 

These events should not 
he taken lightly for it can very 
Well happen anywhere. 
The thought of making NSU a 
better place with a sniper is 
repulsive, disturbing, and 
down right scary. To use spe- 

cific targets and body counts 
are inappropriate for any 

The fact remains that if 
there was to be a copy-cat 
University Sniper, The Current 
Sauce Editor in Chief, Kaleb 
Breaux, should be held direct- 
ly responsible for any casual- 
ties for putting these evil 
thoughts into the minds of 

We are requesting a pub- 
lished apology to The Current 
Sauce readers who may have 
been offended by this atro- 
cious article. 

Arielle Kelly and LaSonna 

Current Sauce 

Students serving the 
Northwestern State University student body since 1914 


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Prove that God does not exist 

Mr. Ryan Maxfield, 

I am so sorry that you feel that 
minorities have their rights questioned at 
public events. However, if you are 
"truly" concerned with God, or Jesus, 
being mentioned in the prayers at sport- 
ing events, then do me a huge favor, 
make that a concern in every aspect of 
your life. 

For instance, the scholarship money 
that you are receiving, maybe you 
should trace down names of all of the 
people who donated it. Ask them if they 
call upon the name of Jesus every night 
before they go to sleep, as well as, when 

they attend public events. Then you 
should tell them that you no longer need 
their services. If you are "really" an 
advocate for freedom of religion, maybe, 
you should check all of your clothing 
labels, find out if the makers of the 
clothes you wear attend church services 
on Sunday morning. 

Brace yourself; some of them may 
even sing praises unto the only True and 
Living God while they are there. If you 
are "sincerely" concerned about minority 
rights in religion, I dare you to truly try 
My God for yourself, and tell me if he 
fails you. I want you to prove to all of us 

who know that there is only one true 
God, please prove that he does not exist. 

I know, you are not concerned with 
what people do in private; you are only 
concerned with public violations, right? 
Well, that may be the case, but I still 
advise you to take my advice about try- 
ing God for yourself. 

I am sure that in the end, you would 
rather find out that you have something 
you do not need, instead of needing 
something, you do not have. Jesus is 
someone to have. 

Toccara Williams 

Student declares Sauce staff his *heros ; 

Professor Dennis, how dare you 
accuse the student body of engaging in 
"immoral" activity? Are you, a professor 
of engineering, so well versed in morali- 
ty that you can arbitrarily declare sex - a 
biological imperative - immoral? Or per- 
haps you wish to turn university into 
your own little Utopia. Why not? I'm 
sure there are plenty of ex -KGB agents 
looking for employment, and if you can 
speak Russian, we're in business. 

I don't do drugs, Professor, nor do I 
particularly care to align myself with 
people when they're high. I, however, 
certainly don't consider myself to have 
lived such a moral life that I can tell oth- 

ers how to live theirs. I've never met 
you, but I'm sure you have lived that 
ascetic ideal. I'm sure you're not an 
aging baby-boomer staring from your 
high horse down your nose at those 
who do the same things you did in your 
prime. No, that would make you a hyp- 
ocrite, now wouldn't it? 

Sir, we all kill ourselves. Some eat 
French fries, some smoke Camels, some 
drink Scotch, some have promiscuous 
sex, some drop acid, and some even 
drink Natchitoches water. The only dif- 
ference between a cheeseburger and a 
joint is that the joint at least lets you see 
the world a little more clearly before 

you pass out. 

As for the staff of The Current Sauce, 
I think they're doing better this year 
than ever. They represent not only the 
interests, but the attitudes of the stu- 
dents. They're bitter and sarcastic - just 
like the students. They're also witty, 
lucid, and poignant - which, frankly, 
makes them my heroes. You may dis- 
agree with what they have to say, but 
they say what needs to be said. This 
university is a city in a snow globe, Dr. 
Dennis, and perhaps it's time someone 
shook the damn thing. 

Chad M. Vicknair 

Food services turn sour 

Recently, students of the Social 
Work 3140 Generalist Practice III class 
conducted a survey on the satisfaction 
of dining facility hours. Currently, 
Iberville opens Monday-Thursday from 
7 a.m.- 8 p.m. Friday 7 a.m.-6 p.m. and 
Saturday-Sunday from 10:45 a.m.-6 p.m. 
Vic's Cafe hours are Monday-Thursday 
7 a.m.-7 p. m . anc j p r iday from 7a.m.-2 
p.m. LeRendevous operates Monday 
through Thursday from 10:30 a.m.- 8:30 
p.m., Friday from 10:30-7 p.m. and Sun- 
day from 4:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. 

Statistics show that 75% of the stu- 
dent body was dissatisfied with dining 
hours. Fridays and weekends seem to be 
problematic for students. Therefore, cur- 
rent enrolled students and future social 
workers are taking the initiative to 
implicate a resolution to extend all cam- 
pus dining facility hours in order to 
accommodate the NSU community after 
8 p.m. 

We urge all students to voice your 
opinion through the Current Sauce edi- 
torial page or use the comment boxes 

located in each facility. With the Univer- 
sity's enrollment of over 10,000 stu- 
dents, we can make a difference. We 
appreciate your help and effort towards 
this achievement. 

Thank you, 

Shandria Hueing-Senior/ Social Work 
Lakennia Cole-Senior /Social Work 
Evelyn Andrews-Seniors /Social Work 
Kimbely Butler-Senior /Social Work 
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Your favorite drinks put to the test 

spot exposed 

By Glenn Ward 

Sauce Reporter 

Drinking alcohol is one of the great 
American college past times, besides 
going actually going to college. Alco- 
hol can cause you to fall in love in first 
sight. It can also cause you to fall into 
the realm of public embarrassment 
after realizing the object of your affec- 
tion was really a stop sign and not a 
hot red head. In the context of living in 
Natchitoches, alcohol can be the friend 
that helps you forget you're attending 
college in America's no.6 six most pop- 
ular retirement location. 

The first watering hole I decided to 
intoxicate my body with was none 
other than The Body for no other rea- 

son than I wanted to use a pun. 

The physical desires of my 20 year- 
old masculinity urged me to slide over 
to the dance floor and gyrate alongside 
the blonde and brunette scenery, but as 
a journalist I had an obligation to stay 
out of the strobe-light's pulse and sim- 
ply watch the frenzy from my barstool. 
I hate ethics. 

The bartender filled up a plastic 
cup with six ounces of Everclear and a 
splash of cranberry juice for color and 
told me the concoction was called the 
"Pink Punk." 

Next stop was the Bedrock, anoth- 
er bump-and-grind establishment. The 
Bedrock has several house specialties: 
the Italian Valium, Blue Balls and Killer 
Kool-Aid to name a few. I tried them 

all but only rated the Italian Valium for 
reasons of brevity. 

I stumbled into the Pinnacle next, 
and shot a Red Snapper and some 
other flavorless $1 drink they serve. 
Streamlining efficiency and lowering 
costs override petty concerns like taste 

and quality anyway. 

I rated the Tiki Bowl at Yesterday's 
a week before and could not do it 
again. So then it was on to Sport-a-Pak. 

Sport-a-Pak owner Dan served me 
a Rock Lobster, which is served at 
other bars, just with a different name 

and price. Actually, I think the Rock 
Lobster and the Red Snapper were the 
same bland, this-is-expensive-water- 
served-in-a-shot-glass drink 

Next week, I rate condoms. Appli- 
cations can be picked up in room 225 
Kyser Hall. 

Photo by Glenn Ward 
The Tiki Bowl is a popular drink at Yester- 


The "G" Spot 
Rating System 

The "G" Spot rating system is a numer- 
ical system by which Glenn rated dif- 
ferent house drinks. The more heads 
Glenn gives, the better drink was. The 
rating system is 

The Poison 

Italian Valium 

$3 at the Bedrock 

Pink Punk 

Free on Fridays at the 

Tiki Bowl 

$6.50 at yesterdays 

Rock Lobster 

$3 at Sport-a-Pac 

Red Snapper 

$1 at the Pinnacle 

Cost Effectiveness 

Chest hairs added 


Confidence booster? 

Fifth annual 'Run for Richard' to be held Saturday 

By Elaine Broussard 

Sauce Reporter 

Saturday the NSU Athletic 
Association will be sponsoring 
its fifth annual 5K run/walk at 
the Walter Ledet Track Com- 

Proceeds from this event 

will benefit the Richard Ware 
Scholarship Fund, which was 
created in 1997 to honor the 
late Judge Richard Ware. 

The scholarship is award- 
ed each year to an NSU Demon 

Ware attended Northwest- 
ern between the years of 1967 

and 1971. 

During this time, Ware 
received a number of athletic 
honors such as the Demons' 
leading rusher in 1969 and 1970 
as well as elected as Mr. NSU in 

After graduating from 
Northwestern, Ware remained 

extremely active with the uni- 
versity until his sudden death 
in 1996. 

"Richard Ware was a won- 
derful ambassador for North- 
western," University President 
Randall Webb said. "He bet- 
tered the lives of thousands of 
young people through his 

extensive civic involvement 
and brightened the lives of 
everyone he met." 

Registration for the Run 
for Richard is $12 if pre-regis- 
tered by Oct. 18, and $15 on 
race day. 

This packet includes a t- 
shirt, a Homecoming football 

game ticket and a donation to 
the scholarship fund. 

The race day registration 
begins at 8 a.m., and the race 
begins at 8:30 a.m. 

Awards will be given for 
the top male and female run- 
ners. Refreshments of fruit and 
bagels will be provided. 

NSU student receives crown as 
Miss Natchitoches City of Lights 

By Elaine Broussard 

Sauce Reporter 

On Sept. 29, NSU freshman 
Jenny Corder participated in the 
Miss City of Lights pageant held 
here in Natchitoches. There she 
competed in the age group ranging 
from 18 to 24 and was bestowed the 
title Miss Natchitoches City of 

"I am so overwhelmed," Jenny 
said. "Everything is happening so 
fast. Here I am making this huge 
transition into college then I'm for- 
tunate enough to receive this great 

As a student of the Louisiana 
Scholar's College, Jenny has many 
other responsibilities. She is cur- 
rently a pre-med major. Jenny said 
she is not certain which area of 
medicine she will study, but she is 
looking at pediatrics or neonatol- 

During Jenny's free time she 
likes to play tennis and go running. 
She enjoys watching reruns of 
"Golden Girls" and "Designing 

Women." Her favorite movies 
include The Mission, Gone With the 
Wind, and The Last of the Mohicans. 
She also enjoys McFlurries from 
McDonald's and Blue Bell Home- 
made Vanilla Ice Cream. 

"You can't beat a classic," she 

The pageant consisted of many 
different phases of competition 
including talent, evening gown, 
two on-stage questions, swimsuit 
and an interview. 

Jenny said she liked the Miss 
City of Lights pageant particularly 
because the interview was weight- 
ed more than any other phase of 

In the interview process, each 
candidate is given the chance to 
speak about her platform. The 
platform is an important issue or 
service that the candidate strongly 
contributes to. 

Jenny's platform is "Honor and 
Service to Our Veterans." 

Jenny has been involved with 
her platform for the past five years 
during her service to the local Vet- 

erans of Foreign Wars chapter in 
her hometown of Oakdale, La. 

"My interest was first sparked 
while passing by a local grocery 
store one day where I saw a veter- 
an selling Buddy Poppies," Jenny 

"He had been there all day 
long, and he refused to leave his 
post, even to get something to eat, 
until the last Poppy was sold. His 
spirit of duty inspired my sense of 
duty to the veterans even though I 
know I could never repay the debt 
owed to them," Jenny said. 

"I'm intent on helping as much 
as possible," Jenny said. 

Buddy Poppies are little plastic 
flowers that are given to people 
who are then asked to give dona- 
tions to the VFW in return. 

Cord er has since, been very 
active with the Oakdale VFW, and 
some of hex activities include help- 
ing with Buddy Poppy sales, tend- 
ing gravesites on Memorial Day, 
initiating a fundraiser for a veter- 
ans memorial and assisting in 
bringing the Moving Wall memori- 

al to Allen Parish. 

"Honoring veterans is more 
than observing Memorial Day, 
Jenny said. "It's actually going out 
and helping these people whether 
it's spiritual, emotional or financial 
assistance they're in need of. Just 
like they felt like they had a duty to 
America, now we have a duty to 

Jenny will also have other 
duties. As Miss Natchitoches City 
of Lights she will have the respon- 
sibility of promoting Natchitoches 
through visiting other festivals. 
She also said that this title puts her 
in a better position to promote her 

Jenny is very optimistic about 
her role as Miss Natchitoches City 
of Lights. She looks forward to get- 
ting involved in the Natchitoches 

"I am extremely grateful that 
the people of Natchitoches will 
allow me to represent them, and I 
hope to be a worthy ambassador," 
Jenny said. 

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October 17, 2002 

Demons wreck Bobcats 40-27 

By Patrick West 

Sauce Reporter 

The Northwestern State 
Demons got help from both 
sides of the ball as they 
thrashed the Southwest Texas 
Bobcats 40-27 in their South- 
land Conference opener. 

The Demons dominated 
the line of scrimmage, out 
gaining the Bobcats 424-200 
yards Thursday night at 
Turpin Stadium. 

The Demon offense was 
led by a strong, balanced run- 
ning attack from both starting 
running backs and the 
Demon's quarterback. 

Derrick Johnese led the 
charge with his second 100- 
yard game of the season. He 
had 22 carries for 132 yards 
and two touchdowns. 

Shelton Sampson was the 
second leading rusher with 17 
carries for 72 yards. Demon's 
QB Kevin Magee posted a 
career best 41 yards rushing on 
10 carries. 

"We are a much better 
team than what we showed, a 
much better team," Johnese 

Magee also helped the 
Demon offense by shredding 
the Bobcats secondary for 180 
yards with one touchdown on 
14 of 22 passing. 

Magee spread out the 
passing, hitting a total of eight 
different receivers each con- 
tributing positive yardage to 
the Demon offensive effort. 

Photo by Gary Hardamon 

NSU quarterback Kevin Magee bobbed and weaved his way through Bob- 
cat defenders Thursday for a career best 41 yards rushing on 10 carries. 

The Demon rushing 
defense, ranked No. 7 in the 
SIX, held the Bobcats to only 
98 positive yards on the 
ground. The swarming 
Demon defense held the SLC's 
leading rusher Lee Davis to 
only 59 yards rushing on 19 

The NSU defense helped 

its offense by scoring on a 41- 
yard interception return by 
freshman cornerback David 

Also assisting the offense 
was Sophomore Carlos 
Stephens, who sacked the Bob- 
cat QB in the end zone for a 
safety helping the Demons 
establish an earlv lead in the 

first quarter. 

"The beginning was shaky 
but we are gelling as a team 
and we are improving and 
playing better as a team each 
week," defensive back Neil 
Ponstein said. 

The televised game, which 
was seen throughout five 
states, was no disappointment 
as the Bobcats kept the game 
close thanks in no part to 
Demon errors. Punt returner 
Toby Zeigler miss played a 
bad hop on a punt in the third 
quarter that led to a Bobcat 

"I misjudged the hop of 
the ball, I was just trying to 
make a play," Zeigler said. 

Later in the fourth quarter 
the Bobcat defense stripped 
starting running back Johnese 
of the ball and returned it for a 
78-yard touchdown return. 

"They led the league in 
turnovers, give them credit for 
playing hard the whole 
game," Demon coach Scott 
Stoker said. 

The Demons shut down 
the late rally of Southwest 
Texas with a 37-yard field goal 
by kicker Tommy Hebert. The 
Demons boast an overall 
record of 5-1 and 1-0 in the 

With their win over the 
Bobcats Northwestern State 
climbed to No. 5 in both major 
Division I-AA football polls 
Monday. This is the highest 
ranking posted by the Demons 
in two seasons. 

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The women's novice four boat coxed by Amanda Breaux rowed a 7:18.9 Saturday during the Chaplain's Cup. 

NSU Crew begins fall season on Chaplain's 

By Adam Parker 

Sauce Reporter 

The Northwestern Crew 
just completed the Chaplain's 
Cup on Saturday. 

The competition was 
designed to help the team get 
ready for the rowing season, 
which kicks off this weekend 
in Knoxville, Tenn. 

The Chaplain's Cup 
served as an inner squad 
scrimmage which helped the 
varsity and novices alike get 

used to competition. 

It was timed, had officials 
to keep track of the records 
and many other features that 
the novices on the team can 
not get from practice. 

"It prepared me for com- 
petitive racing more than 
practice ever could," Jessica 
Callac, a freshman novice 
rower, said. 

"The newcomers look 
really good this year," coach 
Alan Pasch said. "The group 
is big for the first time in a 

while. We have three full 
eight boats." 

NSU Crew will travel to 
Knoxville on Saturday to par- 
ticipate in the Head of the 
Tennessee Regatta, along with 
many other crew teams, 
including in-state rival 

"Tennessee hosts it, and 
they're usually pretty strong," 
Pasch said. "But it really all 
depends on who you get each 
year, and who comes back." 

With a strong core of 

returning rowers, and a large 
class of new rowers, the NSU 
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Softball scrimmages this 
weekend, hosts pitch- 
ing/catching clinic 

By Andrew David 

Sauce Reporter 

New Demon Softball 
head coach Eileen Schmidt 
isn't waiting for nature to 
bring about the splendid 
beauty of spring to get her 
team in playing condition. 
The falling leaves of fall will 
apparently have to do. 

Schmidt will get to check 
out her new team 
and the Demons 
will get a better feel 
for their new leader 
when NSU takes on 
the Bossier Parish 
Community College 
Cavaliers and the 
Lady Techsters of 
Louisiana Tech in a 
weekend scrim- 
mage to test the 
NCAA waters or grass of the 
Demon Diamond. 

NSU (42-25 overall, and 
22-5 in the Southland Confer- 
ence last season) finished 
runner-up in the SLC softball 
tournament last season 
falling to the Southwest 
Texas Bobcats 7-0 in the 
championship game. 

Although Saturday's 
games are mere exhibitions, 
the Demons are no doubt 
looking at this as the first 
step on the journey back to 


the SLC championship. 

The Demons square off 
against BPCC at 11 a.m. NSU 
will get a break at 1 p.m. 
when the Cavaliers and Lady 
Techsters face off against 
each other. Then its back onto 
the diamond at 3 p.m. when 
the Demons get their shot at 
the Louisiana Tech. 

Admission to the game is 
$1 or one canned good. The 
donated canned 
goods will be dis- 
tributed to Natchi- 
toches charities. 

In other 
Demon softball 
news, Schmidt will 
flht be looking to find 
the next crop of 
iSwi Demon sluggers 
when NSU hosts a 
pitching and catch- 
ing clinic Friday and Satur- 
day at the Demon Diamond. 

Friday's session will run 
from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Sat- 
urday's session from 8 p.m. 
to 11 p.m. Camp tuition is 
$40 in advance or $60 on Fri- 

Proof of insurance is 
required and all ages are wel- 
come. Those who want to 
register, or need more infor- 
mation, should call the 
Demon softball office at 319- 

Greg Burke passes 
over move to SLC 
Commissioner slot 

By Janie Warren 

Sauce Reporter 

NSU Athletic Director 
Greg Burke has decided not to 
consider the Southland Con- 
ference Commissioner posi- 

Former SLC commissioner 
Greg Sanke recently accepted 
a position as Southeastern 
Conference Commissioner, 
leaving an opening for an SLC 

Because of the opening 
SLC commissioner position, 
many think that 
Greg Burke would 
not only qualify, but 
would make an 
excellent commis- 

Although Burke 
believes that the SLC 
commissioner posi- 
tion would be bene- 
ficial financially and 
professionally, he 
enjoys his current position as 
Athletic Director. 

"My initial thoughts were 
that this would be a tremen- 
dous opportunity, but I enjoy 
working on the college cam- 
pus every day and developing 
relationships with the coaches 
and athletes," Burke said. 

After recently attending 
business conferences, Burke 
said that it was extremely flat- 
tering to have been 
approached about the position 
by individuals within the con- 
ference. Those ranging from 
athletic directors to supervisor 
officials were interested in 
knowing whether or not Burke 
wanted to fill the position. 

Burke is appreciated and 
respected on the NSU campus 
as well. Associate Athletic 
Director for Internal Affairs, 
Donnie Cox, feels strongly 
about Burke's contribution to 
the NSU athletic department. 


" I think it would be very 
difficult, if not impossible to 
replace him," Cox said. "He 
has so much energy and dedi- 
cation, and he's a good fit to 
this university." 

Cox also said that Burke is 
an excellent person to work 

" I think that one of Greg's 
attributes is the ability to mix 
well with other administrators 
in the department and he 
knows every athlete on this 
campus by name, sport, and 
position," Cox said. 

Burke said that 
he feels fortunate 
working with everyj 
one in the depart 

"I think every 
one in every capaO 
ty of life wants to 
work with peop' e 
who respect therft 
Burke said. *1| 
quickly acknovvl' 
edge that that level of resp^ 
is attributed to people that 
work with everyday." 

The SLC is still current! 
looking for someone to fill 
commissioner position, 
said that hiring a good persO 11 
for the position is extreme 
important because of the 0$ 
standing job Sanke did 

"We feel fortunate to ha^ 
worked with Greg because" 
the way he did his job," Bunj 
said. " This is a tremendoi" 
hire for our conference and 
very important that we fill thl 
position effectively so 
don't miss a beat." 

Burke said that he is c0"J 
tent with his position at N^H 
and hopes to continue seew 

"It's all about liking whH ' 
I am and what I'm doing ^ 
I'm still seeing some ch a 
lenges that haven't been & 
yet," Burke said. 


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Demons fall to Texas-San Antonio 
and Southwest Texas over weekend 

By Josh Barrios 

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With loses to Texas-San 
Antonio and Southwest Texas 
earlier this week the Demon 
volleyball team lowered their 
record to 10-15. 

While playing Texas-San 
Antonio on Friday the 
Demons fell three to two, with 
UTSA winning their three 
games 30-26, 30-25 and 30-27. 

The Roadrunners out hit 
the Demons .242 to .154 with 
Katy Barnett serving four of 
the team's eight service aces. 

Also leading UTSA was 
sophomore Roxanne Calder- 
son who had twelve kills and 
a .600 attack percentage for 
the night. 

Junior Becky David made 
12 kills for the Demons while 
Senior Christina Stone had 11 
kills, 12 digs and a .310 hitting 

Against Southwest Texas 
on Saturday the Demons let 
another win go as they 
allowed the Bobcats to win 
the last three games in a row 
shutting down the Demons 2- 

The Bobcats beat the 
Demons in those games 30-24, 
30-24 and 15-11. 

Demon freshman and Rio 
de Janeiro native, Flavia Belo 
led the team for the day with 
19 kills, 22 assists, 13 digs and 
a. 412 hit average. 

Other team members with 
good statistics on the day, 
once again, were Stone and 
David. Stone had 16 kills and 
19 digs while David had 14 

Photo by Gary Hardamon 

Becky David, junior, goes belly-up for the ball against Texas-San Antonio 
Friday. David had 12 kills in the UTSA game and 14 kills and 17 digs 
against Southwest Texas on Saturday's game. 

kills and 17 digs. 

The Demons now have a 
10-15 overall record and a 2-7 
SLC record. They are current- 
ly ranked No. 9 in the SLC. 

Over the next few days 
they will have a chance to 
bring these records up as they 

take on Texas Arlington 
tomorrow at 7 p.m. in the col- 
iseum and Louisiana-Monroe 
on Tuesday Oct. 22. Confer- 
ence play will continue 
through mid-November with 
the Demons fighting to regain 
position in the standings. 

Lady Demons tie Bobcats and Lady 
Indians, face Bobcats again Friday 

Andrew David 

Sauce Reporter 

The effects of a nerve rat- 
tling 1-1 tie against Southland 
Conference rival Southwest 
Texas (6-5-1 overall and 4-1-1 in 
the SLC) led the Lady Demon 
soccer team (9-4-2 overall, 4-1-1 
in the SLC) to give up a late 
second half goal to the Univer- 
sity of Louisiana-Monroe (3-10- 
1 overall, 3-3-0 in the SLC) on 

The Lady Demons were 
also forced to compensate for 
the devastating loss of sopho- 
more standout midfielder Brit- 
tany Hung to a broken foot suf- 
fered in the first half against 

Although the Lady Indians 
of ULM have been lurking in 
the basement of the SLC they 
managed to test the Lady 
Demons once before in NSU's 
home opener when the Lady 
Demons managed to escape 
with a 2-1 victory. 

If NSU's gritty girls of the 
green grass thought the Lady 
Indians were hard to scalp 
they'll be in for a surprise when 
they take another trip down the 
warpath Friday against the 
SWT Bobcats. 

The Lady Demons and the 
Bobcats will attempt to settle a 
first-place tie atop the South- 
land Conference after the two 
teams took each other to the 
limit in a 1-1 draw last Friday. 

If the absence of an offen- 
liv-etjjr^at like Brittany Hung 

- hurt NSU's chances of SLC 

•^rfpremacy against ULM, the 
Lady Demons will surely feel 
the effects of her absence Friday 

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Heather Penico (right) and Danielle Thomas (left) tag team a shrieking 
Southwest Texas player during Friday's SLC match. 

in San Marcos against SWT. 

In order to fend off the 
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advantage they can, Freshman 
forwards Rachel Folk and 
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Perhaps the one thing 
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Lady Demon goalkeeper, 
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Latolais won't be in the 
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her defenders freshman Tara 
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Priest and Jenniffer Brittain, 
and senior Jill Lowe will need 
to make sure SWT isn't able to 
slip in any last minute goals 
like ULM. 

San Marcos, Texas will be 
the stage for a great women's 
soccer game this Friday. Hope- 
fully, when the curtain closes 
the award for best performance 
will go to the Lady Demons. 

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Who cares about Iraq? 

protests, support spark 
campuses across U.S.... 

By James M. O'Neill 

Knight-Ridder Newspapers 

PHILADELPHIA-College campuses, which 
served as key incubators for the antiwar protests 
of previous decades, are spawning a new gener- 
ation of activists opposed to a U.S. attack on 

But unlike their counterparts in the Vietnam 
era, whose opposition grew slowly over the 
1960s, today's antiwar activists, using cell 
phones and the Internet, are moving almost as 
quickly as President Bush. 

From a petition-signing campaign at Haver- 
ford College and forums at St. Joseph's Univer- 
sity to the University of Pennsylvania and Tem- 
ple University students arrested after a recent 
sit-in, engaged students and faculty are prod- 
ding worried classmates to speak out in opposi- 
tion to military action. 

"I feel it's awful what we will be doing in 
Iraq," said Sarah Morris, one of the Haverford 
student organizers. That position, she said, "is 
not being represented in the media." 

Not everyone is taking an antiwar stand. 
David Copley, a Penn sophomore and member 
of the College Republicans, said his group 
planned to write opinion pieces for the student 
newspaper in support of Bush's policy. 

"I think the majority of people on campus 
are with us on this one," he said. "It's just a few 
extremists who oppose action." 

He said most proponents of Bush's policy 
have not been as vocal as the antiwar students 
because they're not trying to stop something. 

"It's a lot easier to be against war than for 
it," he said. "And we're not in favor of war, but 
we are in favor of helping the Iraqi people." 

Photo by Steve Deslich/KRT Campus 

President George W. Bush signs a House resolution Thursday granting 
"him the power to wage war'agairist Iraq as Homeland Security director 
Tom Ridge (left) and Senator Joe Lieberman (D-CT) look on. 

...but NSU students stay 
relatively calm, quiet 

By Edward L. Boudreaux III 
and Andrew David 

Sauce Reporters 

On Thursday, Congress passed a war reso- 
lution authorizing President George W. Bush to 
attack Iraq if diplomacy failed. Hawks and 
doves have debated the potential repercussions 
of a preemptive American strike in the halls of 
the U.S. congress and on national media outlets. 

On NSU's campus, however, students are 
uninformed at worst and indecisive at best. 

Freshman business administration major 
Shakethia Dawson said she did not think that 
protecting the world from Saddam Hussein's 
regime was the real motivation behind the 
administration's cause for war. 

"I think he's just meddling... just to be 
doing something," Dawson said. 

Dawson could not, however, explain why 
she felt that way. 

"I guess he's just trying to do what he got to 
do," Dawson said. 

Freshman industrial engineering and tech- 
nology major Keema Booker said that he stayed 
informed by watching news channels like CNN 
and FOX News, but admitted that he did not 
pay much attention to the announcement of the 
Iraq resolution. 

Freshman general studies major Diedre 
Chevallier said she watches FOX News every 
morning in an attempt to stay informed. While 
Chevallier offered her opinions on a possible 
war, she ended most of her sentences saying, "I 
don't know. I'd have to be more informed, I 

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Oprah Crashes' Homecoming 
parade in surprise visit 

By Garrett Guillotte 

Managing Editor 

Celebrity can have its little 
perks. Just ask Oprah Winfrey. 

NSU President Randall 
Webb welcomed the billionaire 
talk show host and media pro- 
ducer to the head of this year's 
homecoming parade less than 
a n hour before its scheduled 

Winfrey's . unplanned 
Parade appearance stunned 
n ot only much of Natchitoches 
hut also Winfrey herself. 

"I'm just in town for a visit 
ar >d now I'm in a parade," 
Winfrey shouted from the back 
°f a cherry red Chevrolet con- 
vertible, riding alongside 
Natchitoches resident Peggy 
p lunkett. 

Plunkett invited Winfrey 
to town two weeks ago as an 
audience member on "The 
Oprah Winfrey Show," saying 
f v eryone in Natchitoches 
lov es Oprah. 

After surprising people in 
r °nt Street shops and a local 
^■ st aurant, Winfrey visited 
^ e t>b's house on campus and 
batted with him and his wife. 
, After emerging from 
Webb's house, Winfrey posed 
With the Homecoming Court, 
J gned autographs, took up 
Pur ple and white pom-pons 
ar| d a huge purple foam finger, 
and - climbed onboard the 
Parade-leading car. 

Photo by Garrett Guillotte 

A fan holds up a sign and poses with talk show host Oprah Winfrey and 
Natchitoches resident Peggy Plunkett Friday. 

Homecoming King Quin- 
cy Spencer didn't seem to 
mind giving up being at the 
head of the parade, rushing up 
to Winfrey's car to pose with 
her before the parade started. 

"He's the king, it's his 
parade," Winfrey said, smiling 
broadly and wearing large 
dark sunglasses. "I'm just 
crashing his parade." 

Homecoming Queen Laci 
Stokes was impressed with 
Winfrey's down-to-earth 

"It was amazing. We all 
got to meet her and she was so 
nice. She told us that she didn't 
want to rain on our parade," 
Stokes told the Associated 

As Winfrey traversed the 
parade route, parade 
goers-many of whom didn't 

know Winfrey was in 
town-reacted with shrieks of 
surprise, waves, shouts of "We 
love you, Oprah!" and the 
occasional greeting from folks 
in lawn chairs and porches 
calling out to her as if she was 
just another friend passing 
through town. 

At the pep rally conclud- 
ing the parade, Winfrey shout- 
ed out her support of the 
Demons. Webb, presenting 
Winfrey with an armful of 
gifts, emphasized how much 
the national exposure of Win- 
frey's visit can help Natchi- 
toches and NSU. 

"I want to thank you for 
making this the best Home- 
coming in Northwestern's his- 
tory," Webb told Winfrey on 
stage at the Cane River lake- 








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Potpourri 2003 

Image courtesy The Potpourri 

Potpourri staff members finished designing the University's annual 
yearbook's 2003 cover in time for their first deadline on Oct. 16. 

A fresh new batch of 


By Katie Quebedeaux 

Sauce Reporter 

Northwestern's own 
keepsake of memories past 
and present, The Potpourri, 
will again come out in May. 

Right now, the yearbook 
staff is hard at work to make 
sure this happens. The year- 

book will feature about 300 
pages, a new trendy and mod- 
ern look, and in place of last 
year's CD-ROM, something 
students have never seen 
before, said editor in chief 
Josh Green. 

■ Continued on page 3 
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weekend forecast 



7 1°/50° 

60 % chance 
of rain 

g. 9 


30% chance 
of rain 

72°/61 c 

70% chance 
of rain 

Sauce reporter speaks with 
Kuwait-bound soldier, Page 2 

Local talent makes it big, 
Page 5 

NSU Crew rows the Tennessee 
Regatta, Page 8 

NSU awarded Creative 
and Performing Arts school 
director Bill Brent the 2002 
President's Distinguished 
Service Award after 19 years 
of work at the University. 

This honor has been pre- 
sented annually since 1997 by 
the University's president to 
recognize individuals who 
have rendered outstanding 
and dedicated service to the 
university, the NSU Alumni 
Association and the NSU 

Brent, who is also direc- 
tor of bands, conductor of the 
NSU Wind Symphony and an 
associate professor of music, 
is largely credited with the 
massive growth of the Uni- 
versity's marching band pro- 

Under Brent's direction, 
the band grew from 48 mem- 
bers to more than 300. 

"I was shocked and hum- 
bled to learn I would receive 
this honor," Brent said. 
"There are many people at 
Northwestern who work 
extremely hard and deserve 
this honor before me." 

Before coming to NSU, 
Brent was director of bands at 
McCallum High School, 
where his band was twice 
named in the top five in the 
University Interscholastic 
League State Marching Con- 

"I knew when I came to 
Northwestern that we had 
the finest facilities for the arts 
in the state, so I wanted to 
help develop a vibrant pro- 
gram that would enhance the 
university, the community 
and the region," Brent said. 

SGA passes 
'feminine' bill 
for third time 

By Garrett Guillotte 

Managing Editor 

For the third time in as 
many semesters, SGA sena- 
tors passed a resolution to 
provide feminine hygiene 
product dispensers in 
women's restrooms across 

The legislation, authored 
by junior class senator Dustin 
Floyd, would encourage the 
University to add a vending 
machine to one bathroom in 
each academic building. 

Embarrassed laughter 
accompanied Floyd's promo- 
tional debate of the bill. 

"(SGA President) Stacie 
(Cosby) will fight a little 
harder than past presidents 
because she's, well, it's a 
she," Floyd said. 

Speaker of the Senate 
Greg Comeaux said past 
efforts to enforce the bill 
failed because vendors do 
not believe students would 

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Editorials 4 

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Sports 7-8 


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Your books are e-late: Watson Library 
swaps paper notices for new e-mails 

By Justin Shatwell 

Sauce Reporter 

Watson Library is working 
on integrating new software 
that will change the way stu- 
dents are notified of overdue 
library books. 

Under the new policy, the 
old notification letters will be 
phased out and replaced with 
e-mail messages. 

Dennis Tucker, head of the 
library staff, pointed out many 
advantages to the new system. 

E-mail will reach students 
faster than a letter, resulting in 
fewer late fines. Tucker also 
pointed out that e-mail will be 
more reliable than the post. 

"Students sometimes 
move and forget to give us new 
addresses," Tucker said. 
"We've had a lot of print 
notices in the past that have 
just not made it to the stu- 

This program was includ- 
ed in the new software the 
library received last spring and 

is not connected with the uni- 
versities efforts to save money. 

Though they will not be 
paying for postage, Tucker 
does not believe that this pro- 
gram will result in much of a 
monetary saving for the 

"The biggest savings for us 
will be savings of staff time," 
Tucker said. "We can have our 
staff do things that give better 
service to the students than 
just stuffing notices in 

Tucker said that all stu- 
dents are assigned an NSU e- 
mail account that can be 
accessed from any of the com- 
puter labs on campus. 

As of yet, the library has 
received no complaints con- 
cerning the new policy. The 
system has not yet been fully 
implemented due to some 

Tucker did not know when 
the system would be complete- 
ly fixed, but said that the prob- 
lems are being worked on. 

Iraq conflict hits home fo r some, not for other? 

Travis Clough 

Student and Gulf War vet 
About Bush's war powers 

■ From page 1 


Chevallier also noted that 
coverage of the unidentified 
Maryland sniper may be dis- 
tracting Americans from the 
threat of war with Iraq. 

Sophomore Scholars' Col- 
lege Chris 

Hebert said "He's not king, he's 

P resiAent ' and u ' s an 

Saddam was asinine, idiotic thing 

necessary and f fa f gj ve one per . 
that it should ,° , r 

be done-just SOn that much P 0Wer 

so long as he in a democracy." 

wouldn't have 
to do it. 

"As long as 
Bush doesn't 
want people 
like me, or 
other students 
that don't want to go fight its 
all good," Hebert said. 

Senior Scholars' College 
major Travis Clough gave 
Bush even less slack. 

"Giving the president the 
right to go to war and keep 
troops over as long as he likes, 
I think it totally goes against 
everything that the nation was 
founded on," Clough said. 
"He's not king, he's president, 
and it's an asinine, idiotic 
thing to do to give one person 
that much power in a democ- 

Clough said his firsthand 
experience as an Army soldier 
during Desert Storm gave him 
a unique perspective on the 

"I was over there the first 
time and we could have done 
it (eliminate Saddam). We did- 
n't do it then and it's too late 
now," Clough said. 

Clough also spoke about 
the failure of the previous 
Bush administration and U.S. 
oil interests as the president's 

"I think Bush has some 
kind of father crisis going on 
that he needs to get over," 
Clough said. "It's about the oil 

and that's what 

it's really 
about. It's not 
about human 
rights, it's not 
about anything 
else but the 

spoke with a 
uniquely expe- 
rienced voice, 
but he was in 
the minority of 
NSU students 
interviewed who claimed to 
understand American interests 
in Iraq. 

NSU political science pro- 
fessor Greg Granger said stu- 
dents may have difficulty 
bringing up the topic of war. 

"There seems to be a reluc- 
tance to talk much about it," 
Granger said. "People don't 
seem to know what they feel." 

Granger said he has made 
attempts to increase student 
awareness by mentioning the 
possibility of a draft that 
would not exclude college stu- 
dents as past drafts have. 

Granger said he still did 
not see much of a change. 

"I don't know... students 
have a lot going in their lives," 
Granger said. "Campus events 
and their grades, and family 
and everything. That seems to 
be their main concern. You just 
don't get a lot of feedback on 

SGA appoints 
Media Board 
student rep — 

■ From page 1 

Q&A with a soldier 

Compiled by Callie Reames 

Robert William "Bob" Hawkins 

U.S. Army 3rd Infantry Division, 
Fort Stewart, Ga. 
Age: 21 

Hometown: Natchitoches, La. 
Bob is leaving Friday for Kuwait. 

Q: Why did you decide to join 
the Army? 

A: The events of Sept. 1 1 
brought about a new sense of 
patriotism in me. I decided I 
couldn't sit at home and watch 
the events of the past year unfurl 
with out a guilty conscience. 

Q: How long have you been in 
the Army? 

A: It will have been 10 months 
on November 2. 

Q: What was your classification 
and major at NSU? 
A: I was a junior math major 
with a 3.5 GPA. 

Q: What was your family's initial 
reaction to your joining the 

A: My Dad told me I was crazy. 
He didn't want me leaving my 
scholarships. He thought I was 
throwing away my future. My 
mom laughed because me and 
my brother told her we were 
going to join at the same time. 
Then a blank expression came on 
her face and she realized we 
weren't joking— that we really 
wanted to do this. My sister, she 
didn't know what to think. She 
didn't know what it meant at 
first. She wasn't old enough to 
know what was going on. She 
was sad when I left. She was 

Q: What have you been trained 
to do? 

A: I've been trained to defend 
our country using a M1A1 
Abrams Main Battle Tank. I know 
how to load, drive and gun. I 

know how to fire a weapons sys- 
tem. I know how to run the 
radio. I know how to run the 
Nuclear Biological Chemical gear. 
It basically filters the outside air 
so that we can breath it. And 
basic soldiering skills. 

Q: How have you mentally and 
emotionally prepared for this new 
stage in your service? 
A: Well, I've been preparing for 
the past year. I signed up with 
the intent to go to war with Iraq 
if that's what happens. If the bul- 
lets start flying, we're the first 
ones there. 

Q: What has the general atmos- 
phere and moral been like at Ft. 
Stewart been like these last few 
days before you leave? 
A: There's a lot of hidden ten- 
sion, a lot of guys who are trying 
to hide their fears... You go to 
basic training, you know what's 
going to happen. You go to your 
unit, and you know what's about 
to happen. You go on a standard 
deployment, and you know 
what's going to happen. But 
here, we don't know what's 
going to happen. You don't know 
if we're going for a six-month 
training mission or if we're going 
to war. 

Q: On a scale from 1 to 10, how 
much confidence do you have in 
the ability of the Army to keep 
you safe while achieving its mili- 
tary goals? 

A: 20. I have absolute confi- 
dence. I've been trained. We 
have the best equipment in the 
world. And the men and women 
who stand beside me have been 
trained as well. 

Q: Are you ready to give your life 
in defense of your country? 
A: If it comes down to that, 
that's what happens. If I give my 
life for my country, that's the 
greatest honor a soldier could 

support the dispensers 

"They (the University) 
have vendors but they won't 
because they (the dispensers) 
won't make a profit," 
Comeaux said. 

Cosby said Floyd and 
other senators need to follow 
up on their legislation better. 

"Don't just keep bringing 
it up to the floor over and 
over," Cosby said. 

While Floyd argued that it 
is the job of the president to 
execute legislation, the SGA 
constitution states that the 
senate must "pass and carry 
through legislation." It makes 
no similar claim about the 


Senators also passed Cur- 
rent Sauce Chief Writer Callie 
Reames' appointment to the 
University Media Board. 

The board, which met Oct. 
14 to choose an Argus editor, 
was two student representa- 
tives short because of gradua- 
tion attrition. 



Open table chess play 

The Christian Scholars at 
Home Fighting Knights Chess 
Club is inviting all chess 
players to open table play on 
Saturday at 10 a.m. The 
matches will be held on the 
downtown riverbank in 
Natchitoches. For more 
information call Jodi Harris at 
(318) 590-0132. 

Student Activities Board 

The SAB committee is still 
accepting applications. For 
more information come to 
Room 214 of the Student Union. 

Emerging Leaders session 
dates for freshmen and 
sophomores are on Tuesday and 
Nov. 5 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in 
the Student Union Ballroom. 

Spanish Club 

The Spanish Club is 
sponsoring a Toys for Tots 
drive. All Spanish Club 
members will be accepting 
donations to buy the children in 
Natchitoches Parish Hospital 
Christmas presents. Any club 
member who has not received a 
donation envelope can pick one 
up in the Foreign Language 
Resource Center. For more 
information, see Comfort Pratt. 

Club NEQ 

Northwestern Environmental 

Organization (NEO) has placed 
24 recycling bins throughout all 
buildings on campus with 
aluminum can soda machines 
NEO meets at The Foundation 
(no affiliation) on Sundays at (, 

Psychology Club 

The NSU Psychology Club 
encourages all Psychology 
majors and minors to join. 
Meetings are held in Bienvenu 
Hall in Room 305 every other 
Monday at 3 p.m. The next 
meeting will be held on Nov. 4. 

Circle K International 

Weekly meetings are held 
on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. in 
Room 209 of Kyser Hall. If you 
have any questions about Circle 
K, contact Laurie Brown at 


Rick Barnes will present 
Drink/Think today at 7:30 
p.m. in the Student Union 
Ballroom. For more information 
call the SAB office at 357-6511. 

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By Elaine Broussard 

Sauce Reporter 

f NSU's SGA has been 
involved in an ongoing 
process to make information 
a vailable to students that 
c valuates their professors. 

According to SGA Speak- 
er of the Senate Greg 
Comeaux, at least two pieces 
f legislation have been pro- 
posed in the past to make 
teacher evaluations available 
to students. 

The evaluations are com- 
piled by the University in the 
form of student surveys, but 
the results of these surveys 
have never become public 

The SGA proposed that 
these results be published 
and be available on file at 
Watson Library. 

The Faculty Senate voted 
against this proposal on 
grounds of the professors' 
rights to privacy. 

"They haven't presented 
adequate evidence for that 
case," Comeaux said. 

Web sites that rate profes- 
sors are becoming a common 
resource for American college 

es in 
i office 
m at 

These web sites, includ- 
ing and Rate-, give stu- 
dents the opportunity to 
comment on their professors 
and the classes that they 

This is becoming a high 
tech replacement to the tradi- 
tional word of mouth com- 
ments that are exchanged 
between students before the 
beginning of a semester. 

NSU's use of has been pro- 
posed as an alternative to a 
hard print published work. uses a 
very complex system of 
teacher evaluations with 
charts and graphs represent- 
ing the distribution of grades 
in a class. 

"It breaks down grades 
and gives the professors a 
chance to reply. There are 
constantly people monitoring 
it," Comeaux said. "Every 
year it grows larger because 
it's user friendly." 

According to SGA Presi- 
dent Stacie Cosby, the use of would cost 
NSU $10,000 a year. This 
would come out of the stu- 
dent technology budget, 

which is $1.2 million a year. 
The Faculty Senate also dis- 
approved of this proposal. 

Another compromise that 
is being considered is having 
a professor rating system set 
up in the student portal of 
the NSU web site. 

"Some people don't like 
this idea," Cosby said. "It 
would be run by the adminis- 
tration, and they could just 
take down any controversial 
on the other hand, has no 
censors, and a professor's 
"sexiness" can even be rated. 

"You can write profanity, 
it's completely unmonitored, 
and you can even make up 
the names of professors," 
Comeaux said. is 
a free service, and all com- 
ments are completely anony- 

"There's really no rele- 
vance to it at all," Cosby said. 

Currently there are 45 
NSU professors who are list- 
ed on 
Neither or 
NSU's website currently have 
any way of publicly rating 
any NSU professors. 

Comparing evaluation 


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State English teachers to meet in Natchitoches Friday 

By Justin Shatwell 

Sauce Reporter 


A major scholarly confer- 
ence will be held this Friday 
and Saturday in Natchitoches 
at the Ramada Inn. 

The Louisiana Council of 
Teachers of English are gather- 
ing this weekend to hold their 
yearly gathering of K-12 teach- 
ers from across the state. 

The plan of the conference 
is to hold discussions, lectures, 
and essays by various teach- 
ers. They meet to talk about 

better ways of teaching Eng- 

"The primary aim is 
informing," Rocky Colvatio, 
head of the English depart- 
ment, said. 

The Louisiana Council of 
Teachers of English is an affili- 
ate to the Coqncil of the Teach- 
ing of English, a national 

Through this, Colvatio 
said, it allows teachers at the 
state level to interact with 
national policy makers. In 
turn, English teachers can 

hope to learn national stan- 
dards on the teaching of Eng- 

"It is the first time we held 
a gathering here," Colvatio 

The conference's closest 
stop was in Alexandria. The 
council usually meets in New 
Orleans where it will be held 
next year. Colvatio said, it is 
important to Natchitoches 
because it is a major scholarly 
gathering. Colvatio hopes that 
this meeting will draw other 
such types of events to Natchi- 


"I can't speak on why they 
chose Natchitoches," Colvatio 
said. He continued, "I think 
they are trying to get it local- 
ized in North Louisiana." 

By having it in Natchi- 
toches, Colavito said there is a 
better chance of drawing not 
only English teachers from 
South Louisiana but also from 
North Louisiana. 

The conference will be 
held this weekend at the 
Ramada Inn on the Highway 1 

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NSU flags wave over Church Street Bridge. City officials have complained 
about flags being stolen in the downtown district. 

Who is stealing 
Natchitoches' flags? 

By Justin Shatwell 

Sauce Reporter 

On the weekend of Oct. 
12, fifteen decorative flags 
were stolen from downtown 
Front Street. 

The flags were red with 
gold fleur-de-lis and were put 
out for the Fall Tour of 
Homes. During the theft, 
many of the flagpoles on 
Church Street Bridge were 
snapped, constituting destruc- 
tion of city property. 

The incident has drawn 
much attention from city offi- 
cials and the investigation is 
being handled by the Natchi- 
toches Police Department. 

According to NPD public 
relations officer Lt. Gary 
Swindel, the flags were val- 
ued at between $50 and $60 

If most of the flags are 
found with one person, felony 
theft charges could be brought 
against them. 

A recent press release 
from city hall states that the 
punishment for this crime is 
imprisonment for up to 10 
years and / or a fine of up to 

City public and media 
relations director Courtney 
Hornsby stressed that an 
amnesty has been offered by 
Mayor Wayne McCullen. 

"They have until Nov. 1 to 

come clean," Hornsby said! 
"They can anonymously drop 
the flags off or just turn them 
in, no questions asked." 

If the flags are ' not 
returned by that date, they 
will have to be replaced at the 
expense of the city. Swindel 
said that the police are talking 
with the city about ways to 
better protect the flags. 

The city is considering 
installing new surveillance 
cameras in the downtown 
area. These cameras would be 
owned directly by the city and 
would better protect the area 
than the privately-owned 
store security cameras that 
they have been using. 

Hornsby does not feel that 
the city is overreacting to the 

She stressed that Natchi- 
toches relies heavily upon the 
tourist industry and beautifi- 
cation efforts play a large part 
in that. 

"Natchitoches is 1 largely a 
tourist town and that brings 
economic development dol- 
lars into the city," Hornsby 
said. "By putting people in 
town to shop, eat at our 
restaurants, stay in motels, 
that impacts the overall quali- 
ty of life." 

If anyone has information 
about the case, they can con- 
tact the Natchitoches Police 
Department at 352-8101. 

Potpourri staff hopes 
to put book out on time 

■ From page 1 

In 2001 the Potpourri was 
the first yearbook in the state to 
produce an interactive CD- 
ROM accompaniment. 

Green says the most inter- 
esting thing about NSU's year- 
book is that they have always 
pioneered new technology into 
the book. 


100 years old, "Our main 

for a picture. 

"We want to get away from 
these group shots where you 
see 50 guys standing, looking at 
a camera posed for great pic- 
tures," Green said. 

Students can pick up the 
new yearbook in May. The^ cost 
of the yearbook is covered by 
each student's association fees, .. 
which are paid at registration. 

■ "Our 

goal is to main goal is to 

The Pot P°Y ri phase the students of P lea ^ e the stu ; 

was named in r J dents of 

the early Northwestern and to Northwestern 

show them a book that 

they have paid for. 

1900s. Green 
estimates that 
the name of 
the yearbook 
comes from 
the word pot- 
pourri, mean- 
ing an assort- 

ed grouping of miscellaneous 
items — not the sort of potpour- 
ri that smells good. 

The yearbook is published 
by Taylor Publishing Company 
in Dallas, Texas. For the past 
couple of years, NSU's year- 
book has been featured in a 
special Taylor collection that 
shows off the best college year- 

The Potpourri's staff is look- 
ing forward to that happening 
again for the new yearbook. 

One way to ensure contin- 
ued success is to strive for bal- 
ance, Green said. He asks that 
organizations send in pictures 
of the student body engaged in 
activity rather than just posed 

and to show 
them a book 
that they have 
paid for," 

Josh Green Green f d 

* For 

Potpourri editor in chief those students 

who are inter- 
ested in getting involved with 
the yearbook, participation is 
encouraged even if the student 
is not a journalism major. Writ- 
ers, photographers, and design- 
ers are needed. Scholarships are 
also offered. 

"Some people may have 
never written a story in their 
life, and they come in and they 
figure out that they like it, and 
they write a good story," Green 
said. "So it's a good way for stu- 
dents to get involved in what- 
ever way they can help out." 

Meetings for the Potpourri 
are Mondays at 5:30 p.m. in 
Room 225 of Kyser Hall. For 
more information, call 357- 



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Uncommon Ground 

As I see it 

A couple months 
and seven columns 
later and what have I 
discovered about this 
university and its stu- 
dents? Not much I'm 
afraid to say! Well, 
that's not necessarily 

I know a lot about 
the structure the Uni- 
versity has set up to address 
current student issues and 
interests. I could also recite to 
you the state nondiscrimina- 
tion's policy or a close facsim- 
ile of it since none of the uni- 
versity employees I spoke 
with realized that sexual ori- 
entation is not listed on that 

The catalogue states our 
University's policy as the fol- 
lowing: "The University is 
committed to providing 
access to educational pro- 
grams, tuition assistance, and 
social and recreational activi- 
ties for all students without 
regard to race, color, religion, 
creed, sex, age, national ori- 
gin, disability, or veteran sta- 

Despite all their good 
intentions, it is not the Univer- 
sity's official policy to "pro- 
vide access to educational 
programs, tuition assistance, 
and social and recreational 
activities for all students" 
without regard to sexual ori- 
entation, but I'll come back to 
this later. Let's talk about 
what the University does do 
because for all this university 
lacks, it does do a lot. 

First, this university (from 
talking to various university 

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leaders) has done a lot 
to address African 
American issues on 
this campus. 

From the 
African American 
Leadership Dinner 
sponsored by the Stu- 
dent Union in the 
I spring to the "avail- 
able ear" of Miss 
Blake-Jones as the assistant 
director of student activities 
for cultural diversity, this uni- 
versity seems to be doing all 
they can or what is perceived 
as necessary for race relations 
on this campus. Do you agree? 

Next, this university simi- 
larly has addressed women's 
issues on campus by raising 
Breast Cancer Awareness dur- 
ing October and sponsoring 
"Women's Health Week" in 
the spring. Do you agree? 

The University has also 
stated plans for addressing 
ethnic issues with more pro- 
grams for the International 
Student Organization. The 
University also has a "com- 
mittee structure, open door 
policy and active SGA/SAB" 
to address any other "inter- 
ests" of its students. 

Well, that seems to be 
everything, guess my job is 
over...hmmmm. Am I forget- 
ting something? Oh yes! Sex- 
ual orientation! Well, I'm sure 
the University has addressed 

Actually, here's the part in 
the column where I make my 
enemies. This university 
seems to believe (based on 
what I perceived from the 
leaders I spoke with) that no.l 

Gay Lesbian Bisexual and 
Transexual(GLBT) issues are a 
fleeting interest, no. 2 there is 
no need for the University to 
address GLBT issues unless a 
group of students forms an 
organization on this campus 
and then it is their job to 
address such issues and no. 3 
if there ever is an issue then 
they would hear about it and 
could sponsor a forum to dis- 
cuss them. 

First, from my experience 
there are quite a few GLBT 
students on this campus. Sec- 
ond, I'm pretty sure they 
would all agree this is not a 
fleeting interest for them. 
Third, how can the University 
expect a group of students to 
address issues that they them- 
selves are unwilling to offi- 
cially state as a nondiscrimi- 
nation issue? 

However, the University 
probably does have a point: 
Why should it address issues 
that its students have no inter- 
est in? Or do you? From feed- 
back, or lack of feedback, I 
might tend to agree. On the 
other hand, what do I know. 
I'm just a lowly columnist. 

If you have any questions, 
comments or topic ideas, feel 
free to email them to 
Even better write in next 
week. You can email your 
responses or thoughts to or 
type them up and drop them 
by the journalism office in 
room 225 of Kyser Hall. 
Here's your opportunity to set 
the record straight—no pun 

Take time to give a damn 

By Adam Parker 

Guest columnist 

As you probably know by 
now, Congress and President 
Bush both have signed a war 
resolution authorizing force in 
Iraq if necessary. This begs a 
question that I would like to 
pose to the readers: When did 
you find out about this resolu- 

The sad answer is that 
many may have found out 
about this development a week 
and a day after the event tran- 
spired, in this very paper. 

The point of this editorial 
isn't to spur you to one side or 
the other. The purpose is to try 
and stimulate some sort of 
response from what an apa- 
thetic spoke in the wheel of 
"democracy." It is impossible 
to be informed by watching. 
Fox News and its backdrop of 
American flags and other prop- 
aganda designed to keep the 

average viewer believing what- 
ever the gatekeepers of media 
deem to be important. 

"Nobody is going to pour 
truth into your head," Noam 
Chomsky, a leading dissident 
intellectual, said. "It's some- 
thing l hat you've got to find 

It is simply too much to 
expect complicated issues such 
as the blatant violation of a 
nation's sovereignty to be 
wrapped up in a nice 30 
minute package complete with 
whatever attractive news 
anchor you wish. 

It is also a blatant disregard 
of the responsibilities that 
come with being a citizen of a 
free state such as America to 
keep the power of government 
in the hands of people. The 
people have a duty to remain 
informed, and to take advan- 
tage of their best asset in that 
regard, the free press that we 
enjoy in this country. 

The press has the power to 
inform the public of the wrong- 
doings of the government. But 
I would like to pose a question. 
How many of you are listen- 
ing? How much time have you 
invested trying to determine 
what the right course of action 
is in Iraq? Have you sifted 
through the rhetoric, have you 
examined the lengthy resolu- 
tion in all of its legalese terms? 

I have come to believe that 
unilateral action against Iraq i s 
unjust. I have numerous rea- 
sons for my opinion, yet that 
isn't important to this editorial. 

What is, however, is that I 
have an opinion. I have exam- 
ined the news and the argu- 
ments for both sides, and I 
have come to my own conclu- 

With all of the freedoms 
that you and I take for granted 
everyday, I think it isn't that 
much to ask for everyone to do 
the same. 


Letters to the Editor- 

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Reader takes 
offense to 
previous letter 

I just wanted to write to 
let you know that I feel sorry 
for the people who hold such 
views as Chad Vicknair. I 
understand that it is impor- 
tant to print opposing views 
in the newspaper but it does 
seem that you place a lot 
more emphasis on articles 
that promote sex, alcohol, and 
other such topics. Why? 

Believe it or not the 
whole world is not like that 
and the sarcasm in Mr. Vick- 
nair's letter regarding Profes- 
sor Dennis seemed overly 
defensive. Again, I ask, why? 
It seems that the Professor 
might have touched on a 

more sensitive issue than 
you'll let yourself believe. 
Perhaps sex is more than "a 
biological imperative", which 
is a concept that is almost 
scary to think about for some 
people. What if sex did have 
more meaning than just serv- 
ing to fill a biological urge? 

There are college-age peo- 
ple who believe this as well as 
striving to live a moral life 
(and having fun while doing 
so I might add), they just 
need to speak up more. 

Peter Wingerter 
Director of Students at the 
Catholic Student Organiztion 

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Correction for the Sauce by director of health services 

Recently, the Current Sauce pub- 
lished an article written by Kristen 
Dauzat about the experiences of Mr. 
Irvin Meade. The article contained some 
inaccuracies, and I would like the oppor- 
tunity to provide the students of North- 
western with correct information. 

As the Director of Health Services 
for NSU, I am responsible for the Stu- 
dent Insurance and the on campus clinic 
many refer to as the Infirmary. The eli- 
gibility requirements, services, dead- 
lines, benefits, and proceedures of this 
office are often misunderstood. I hope 
students will read this article and be 
informed about how they can receive the 
benefits they are eligible for. 

All full-time students, (12 or more 
hours) and students living in dorms or 
University Columns are required to have 
Student Insurance. The cost is $9.50 and 
is automatically added to fee sheets dur- 
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not have student insurance can come by 
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come by Health Services to pick up an 
insurance card and a brochure. The 
insurance covers ER visits, hospitaliza- 
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cover physicians office visits or peremp- 
tion medicaitons. No referral form is 
needed for using Student Insurance. 
The insurance policy is managed by 
GM-Southwest and is in no way con- 
nected to NSU or NSU's liability cover- 
age. It is the responsibility of the stu- 
dent to ensure that claims are filed. 

Students should also check their fee 
sheet to verify the Health Services 
charge. The cost is $35.00 per semester. 
All on campus students are required to 
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cally added to their fee sheet. Any stu- 
dent living off campus can elect to add 
Health Services during fee payment. 
After fee payment, students have one 
week to visit Health Services and 
request our services. The nurses at 
Health Services will see eligible students 
and if needed will refer them to a con- 
tracted physician. The student is 
required to pay a $10.00 co-pay per 
office visit. However, students may only 
see the physician that has a contract 

with NSU, and must have a referral 
form signed by a nurse. 

Any student injured on our campus 
will be directed to file an incident report 
with University Police. Incident reports 
are used to track hazards and do not 
indicate that NSU is responsible for the 
injury or costs associated with the injury. 

In the article mentioned above, the 
student expected to have his medical 
bills paid by NSU. The student was not 
injured. He had an illness, and NSU is 
not responsible for the illnesses of stu- 
dents, faculty, or staff. 

If an accident occurs on campus, stu- 
dents are encouraged to file an incident 
report with University Police. This 
report may then be forwarded to the 
Office of Risk Management to determine 
of there is any liability by the University. 

I hope this clears up some confu- 
sion, and will help students to under- 
stand how to help themselves when they 
need to utilize Student Insurance or 
Health Services. If anyone needs more 
information I am available to assist. 

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Director of Health Service 

When did NSU become Nazi Germany? 


Perhaps before passionatly recipro- 
cating a perfectly good point and mak- 
ing yourself sound like a judgmental, 
arrogant bigot, you should try to inter- 
pret what you read. I have no idea what 
Mr. Maxfield's religious beliefs are, and 
I do not care. Nowhere in his letter did 
he insult "your One Living God" or 
even state his beliefs. However, his letter 
was a well organized argument for the 
fact that the prayers said at football 
games aren't fair to those who don't 
believe in "your God". Who are you to 

claim that you're right and everybody 
else is wrong? Does "your God" not 
teach tolerance and understanding? 
Not that it's any of your business, but I 
am a Christian. You probably wouldn't 
know it if you met me, but it's true.. .it's 
just a very personal matter to me. Jesus 
says that you should "pray alone in 
your chamber". I don't think this 
includes football games, t-shirts, or 
bumper stickers. WWJD bracelets are 
some of the most offensive peices of 
jewelery to me. My religion isn't a 
"cheese-fest" I use to make me fit in 

with a certain crowd so I can attend 
spagetti dinners at the BSU. I don't use 
it to decorate my car or my clothes. 
Jesus isn't mv "coach". It's more 
improtant than that. If it's a fad you 
want, go to American Eagle. Have a lit- 
tle more respect for not only your peers, 
but yourself. Don't push "your God' 
onto other people, He's "YOUR 
God". ..maybe some people aren't inter- 
ested. Leave them alone. 

Brian M. Borsitf 
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October 24, 2002 

NSU graduate finds solo music success 

By Tasha N. Braggs 

Sauce Reporter 

Northwestern State University alumnus 
a nd former Louisiana Scholars' College student 
\Vendy Lorraine Colonna is an uprising solo 
musician in Austin. 

Colonna is a native of Lake Charles, La. She 
began singing at seven years old and continued 
in the church and school choirs. 

During her high school years Colonna was 
in a rock band and kept her dream of being in 
the music industry. 

Colonna attended NSU on a Scholars' Col- 
lege scholarship. 

"I loved Scholars' because it nourished the 
artistic side of me, especially in writing," 
Colonna said. 

Colonna chose liberal arts as her focus in 
college. She credits most of her musical inspi- 
ration to the literature she read throughout col- 

"One book that I read to lift my spirits is The 
Temple of My Familiar by Alice Walker. I love 
Alice Walker," Colonna said. 

During her sophomore year, Colonna began 
playing with singer /song writer Hannah Vin- 
cent. The two formed the group Wendy and 

In 1997, Colonna and Vincent recorded the 
CD, "Girls of Stone" after being discovered by 
TP Records in Lake Charles during the jazz fes- 
tival. Though Colonna and Vincent created 
separate CD's they still performed on one 
another's projects. 

After recording half of "Girls of Stone", 
Colonna moved to the Netherlands and spent 
ihe next year in school and traveling to various 
places such as Europe and South Africa. 

"Girls of Stone" was completed after 
recording in Lafayette, La and in Lake Charles 
and was released in 2000. 

"At first I didn't like Natchitoches because 

it was so small. Natchitoches became very sup- 
portive in my music career," Colonna said. 

Colonna graduated from NSU in 1999. She 
moved to Austin to begin her solo music career 
in 2000. Colonna' s career as a solo artist did not 
begin easy. "It is always a struggle, always 
work, but it is good work." 

Within the last two years, Colonna has con- 
tinued to stay focused on making her audience 
feel good through the positive and negative 
moments of her career. 

"In music, if you want to be a successful 
writer, pay respect to traditional value," Colon- 
na said. 

Colonna will be in an acoustics show in 
Lake Charles next Thursday. She also has plans 
for a new album entitled "Red". 

"I chose the name red because I was feeling 
very fiery. I feel very alive and ready to make a 
change," Colonna said. She will also be work- 
ing with various musicians in Austin. 

Outside of her career, Colonna has an inter- 
est in yoga and environmental groups. Colon- 
na is currently working with the Texas Sustain- 
able Energy and Economic Development Coali- 
tion in support of clean air and water. Colonna 
also enjoys traveling to various places. 

"If I had to end up anywhere it would be in 
Northern California because of the environ- 
mental climate. But, I would love to live every- 
where," Colonna said. 

Colonna also said that her career has taken 
her to surprising places. She pushes harder 
each day and strives to inspire her audience 
with her music. 

"My advice to the artist is to really love 
your practice and nurture your artistic child. 
Have a strong stomach and heart. Get ready for 
some serious action, and always be ready to loss 
to win." 

For more information on Colonna or to lis- 
ten to her music, go to 

M. Borsitf 
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A2B sorority hosts Breast Cancer program 

By Linda D. Held 

Sauce Reporter 

Breast cancer survivor Karen Kil- 
patrick spoke at a Breast Cancer 
Awareness Month program hosted by 
the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority in the 
President's Room of the Student 
Union Monday at 6:13 p.m. 

Kilpatrick gave many facts and 
statistics about breast cancer, as well 
*s her personal testimony regarding 
tar fight with this potentially and 

often times deadly disease. 

Within the span of nine months 
Kilpatrick endured her share of pain 
and emotional bankruptcy. She went 
through brain surgery for a nerve dis- 
ease two months before finding out 
she had cancer. 

Two months after surgery Kil- 
patrick found out she had breast can- 
cer. As her cancer progressed, she was 
unable to attend her sister's funeral 
because of the cancer treatments. 

"You're emotionally devastated 

Lj. Photo courtesy Delta Sigma Theta sorority 

^"a Sigma Theta members pose with guest speaker Karen Kilpatrick ( located 4th from left). 

when you hear that word cancer," Kil- 
patrick said. But Kilpatrick credits an 
already "good foundation with 
Christ" as her strength to fight the 
onslaught of adversity as well as her 
breast cancer. 

"He just had things for me to do 
and I was not gonna check out early," 
Kilpatrick said. 

Every morning, she would go to 
her quiet place and ask for God to 
send her guidance through scripture, 
Kilpatrick said. 

Kilpatrick would take those scrip- 
tures and put them in a journal, 
reflecting on the significance of that 

She would also send those verses 
to friends that supported her during 
the fight against cancer. 

Kilpatrick closed her testimony by 
having everyone in the room gather in 
a circle for a small candle lighting cer- 
emony in memory of those family and 
friends battling cancer. 

Tears flowed freely as each person 
named a family member or close 
friend suffering from this disease. 
When the last candle was lit, Kil- 
patrick said a prayer for the members 
of the circle as well as those men- 

Judith Hayes, Delta Sigma Theta 
faculty sponsor, told Kilpatrick when 
the room had settled once again that a 

testimony is not something that any- 
one keeps to themselves. It's some- 
thing that anyone shares so that they 
would feel the pain and maybe help 
others to share testimonies. 

■Oral contraceptives may cause a 
slight increase in breast cancer 
risk; however 10 years after dis- 
continuing use of oral contracep- 
tives the risk is the same as for 
women who never used the pill. 

■You are never too young to 
develop breast cancer. Breast self- 
exams should begin by the age of 

■71 percent of black women 
diagnosed with breast cancer 
experience a five-year survival 
rate, while 86 percent of white 
women experience five-year sur- 

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tWelfth night performance takes full house 


j y Edward L. Boudreaux III 

Sauce Reporter 

Dr. Jack Wann directed 

s theater department in 
rendition of William 
l a kespeare's Twelfth Night 
Week to full houses. 
Twelfth Night is a Shake- 
J"7 arean comedy with mis- 

identities and mis- 
l^ c ed love interests. The 
did an excellent job 
the written word 


Ij^ing the written word to 
e and captivating the audi- 


Junior Jessica Marasco 
dominated the stage with her 
strong performance of Viola. 
Through an excellent use of 
both wardrobe and makeup 
Marasco was able to convinc- 
ingly play the role of the male 
emissary of her lord, Orsino 
played by senior Joshua 

Marasco posed as a male 
to win the favor of Laird's 
Orsino. Marasco used 
expressions and body lan- 

guage to convince the audi- 
ence that she truly pined for 
Laird's character. 

Marasco's Viola was sup- 
posed to be winning Olivia 
played by Caroline J. Bolter to 
Laird. However, Bolter's 
character fell in love with 
Marasco's character present- 
ing a most humorous position 
for them both. 

Bolter's character devel- 
oped persuasively from a cold 
distant ruler, to a warm love 
filled benevolent ruler. 

Senior James Palmer 
played the fool Feste and had 
the audience in stitches with 
his comical songs and dances. 
Levi Petree played Toby, the 
drunken uncle to Bolter's 
Olivia. Junior Kristen Jones 
played the cheerful and mis- 
chievous chambermaid 

The show was stolen by 
Adam-Louis Breaux's charac- 
ter Malvolio. Breaux's char- 
acter was the butt of a series 
of pranks by Palmer's, 

Petree's, and Jones' charac- 

Breaux's stage antics cap- 
tivated the audience and 
made his disappearance from 
the stage a disappointing 
occurrence. However, each 
time Breaux reappeared he 
rewarded the audience for its 
patience and the performance 
hall echoed with laughter. 

NSU's next theatrical per- 
formance is the Laramie Pro- 
ject on Nov. 14-22 in Theatre 



Battle of the bands concert 

By Karen Patriquin 

Sauce Reporter 

Got God? 

Woodstock might be long 
gone, but Godstock rocks on! 

Godstock brings Christ- 
ian bands from all over the 
south to our school. 

The battle of the bands is 
scheduled for this Saturday at 

Godstock will be held in 
the practice football field near 
Prather Coliseum. 

The concert will last from 
noon until 10 p.m. $7 dollars 
will get you in the gate, and 
all proceeds go to The Make- 
A-Wish Foundation. 

The Make-A-Wish Foun- 
dation has been granting chil- 
dren with life-threatening ill- 
nesses wishes for over 20 

There will be two stages 
set up so while one band is 
playing the other will be set- 
ting up. 

The music will be contin- 
uous throughout the day 
except for the 4 p.m. break. 
Food and merchandise will 
also be available at the con- 

Schedule of events: 
Noon - LDP 
12:40 p.m. - Wimp 
1:20 p.m. - East Maggie 
2 p.m.- Fleshkill 
2:40 p.m.- Neverknown 
3:20 p.m.- Dead to Live 
4 p.m.- Break, Speaker, 
and a few words about the 
Make a Wish Foundation 
5:20 p.m.- Stage 6 
6 p.m.- Agent Yellow 
6:40 p.m.- 33 Seven 
7:20 p.m.- Rivers Indiana 
8 p.m.- Proofrock 
8:40 p.m.- Moss Eisley 
9:30 - Closing words 


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Annual fall concert and chamber choir 
showcased to reflect musical diversity 

Sauce Reporter 

Northwestern State Uni- 
versity's Department of Cre- 
ative and Performing Arts 
presented its annual fall con- 
cert for the University Con- 
cert Choir and the North- 
western Chamber choir at the 
Magale Recital Hall this past 
Monday night at 7:30 p.m. 

Burt Allen conducted the 
concert, which featured 
pianist Betsy Widhalm who is 
an adjunct faculty member. 
The concert also featured 
tenor Michael Rorex and cel- 

list Richard Rose, both of the 
Creative and Performing Arts 

The concert showcased a 
compilation of songs from 
various genres of music: 
Early 20th century composi- 
tions, American, Irish, 
Jamaican, Russian, and 
Finnish folk music, and sev- 
eral Latin composition. A few 
pieces were sung in a cappel- 
la (sung without instrumen- 

The objective of the per- 
formance was to broaden lis- 
tener horizons in terms of 

musical genres and to leave 
them with a sense of diversity 
among genres. 

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October 24, 2002 

NSU Crew varsity makes fair showing 
at Ten., Buoy impedes higher rankings 

By Adam Parker 

Sauce Rqiorter 

The NSU Demon Crew 
team participated in the Head 
of the Tennessee Regatta on 
Saturday, in Knoxville, Ten. 

Northwestern had a good 
showing in the event and 
built some momentum for the 
pumpkin Head Regatta this 

"It was the best showing 
we've had as a team in a few 
years," coach Alan Pasch said. 
"If you threw out the buoy 
penalty, we were top five in 
every event." 

Lauren O'Kelly, the varsi- 
ty men's 8+ coxswain, acci- 
dentally steered the boat into 
a buoy during the heat, which 
incurred a 60 second penalty 
added to their time. 

"If something like that 
happens, I tell the coxswains 
to make sure that they learn 

from it, which I think they 
did," Pasch said. "The 
coxswains did well, it was a 
learning experience." 

"Each boat was really 
proud of their performance. 
We placed better in this race 
than ever before," varsity 
men's captain Seth Fornea 

"We were probably in the 
top third or fourth of the com- 
petition. Tulane had a strong 
showing, and Georgia Tech 
was the best I've ever seen 
them," Pasch said. 

NSU's strong showing at 
the competition gave one rea- 
son to be optimistic about the 
crew's future. 

"I definitely see NSU ris- 
ing to the level of Tulane," 
Fornea said. "With the atti- 
tude and competitive spirit 
on this team, we'll be there 
soon enough." 

The Demons travel to the 

Pumpkin Head Regatta this 
weekend with more experi- 
ence and a sense of confi- 
dence. The Pumpkin Head 
Regatta takes place in Austin 
on Saturday. 

Head of the Tennessee 
Regatta Results 

Men's LW Varsity 4+ 

4th place- 18.15.78 

Men's Varsity 4+ 

5th place -17.57.22 

Men's Varsity 8+ 

10th place -16.32.58 
Adjusted -17.32.58 

Photo by Cailie Reames 

Members of the NSU Crew: (left to right) Jason Stelly, Justin Rains, Wes Breeden, Dave May, Rob Morgan, Rich 
Lynch, Seth Fornea, Scott Ward, (center) Coxswain Lauren O'Kelly, Head Coach Alan Pasch 

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Lady Demon volleyball suffers fourth straight 
loss, weekend offers hope for change 

By Sauce Staff 

Win just does not seem to 
be in the Lady Demon volley- 
ball team's vocabulary this sea- 

The Lady Demons, now 
the losers of four straight, took 
losses from both Louisiana- 
Monroe and Texas-Arlington 
this week. 

On Tuesday the lady 
swingers found themselves in 
Monroe to face the Lady Indi- 
ans. Despite 12 kills and 14 
digs from freshman Flavia 
Belo, the Lady Demons lost the 
match 3-1. 

ULM won the first game 
30-25, but the Lady Demons 
battled back in the second, 
winning 30-22. However, they 
were unable to regain their 

momentum after the win and 
dropped two straight sets. 

Lady Demon Becky David 
also contributed with 12 kills 
and three aces. ULM's Megan 
Gloor led the Lady Indians 
with 18 kills. 

ULM (2-9 in the Southland 
Conference, 5-17 overall) 
boasts the worst record in the 
SLC, but are now winners of 
one straight. 

On Friday the Lady 
Demons played host to the No. 
1 seeded UTA Lady Mavericks. 
The Demons lost the match in 
three straight sets 30-20, 30-17 
and 30-23. 

Contributing to the loss 
cause was junior setter Cathy 
Herring, who gave an out- 
standing performance giving 
the Lady Demons six kills, six 

digs and 23 assists. 

The Lady Mavericks hold a 
perfect 10-0 record in the SLC 
and a 16-4 record overall. 
Amber Pack led the Lady Mav- 
ericks with 11 kills and nine 

NSU (2-9 in the SLC, 10-17 
overall) hopes to end its four 
game slide as they finish their 
three game road trip this week- 

The Lady Demons will 
play the hated Stephen F. 
Austin Lumberjacks in Nacog- 
doches, Texas on Friday. Game 
time is set for 7 p.m. 

The Lady Demons will 
complete their Texas Two Step 
in Huntsville, Texas when they 
face the Lady Bearcats of Sam 
Houston State. That game is 
scheduled for 2 p.m. 

Southland Conference football well-represented in Top-25 

Courtesy of 

While extremely impres- 
sive, the appearance by 
McNeese State University at 
No. 2 and Northwestern State 
University at No. 3 in this 
week's Sports Network top-25 
NCAA I-AA football poll is just 
shy of the best showing ever by 
Southland Conference teams. 
* Extensive research reveals 
that on one occasion since the 
start of the Southland playing I- 
AA football in 1982, a span of 
roughly 200 polls, there has 
been one other week where two 
Southland teams appeared 
higher. During the 1995 season, 
McNeese State was ranked No. 

1 and Stephen F. Austin State 
Univeristy was No. 3 on Oct. 23. 
In addition, a team a year away 
from gaining Southland mem- 
bership, Troy State University, 
was ranked No. 4 in that poll. 

In the latest Sports Net- 
work poll, a third team, 
Nicholls State University, is 
ranked No. 22. 

Remaining in the No. 2 spot 
for the second consecutive week 
is McNeese State, a 28-20 win- 
ner over Jacksonville State on 
Saturday. The Cowboys have 
been ranked No. 2 a total of five 
weeks this season. The defend- 
ing Southland Conference 
champion, McNeese is off to a 
5-1 start with its only loss being 

a 38-14 setback at Nebraska. 

Moving up two places to 
No. 3 is Northwestern State, 
which routed Division II South- 
western Oklahoma, 38-0, on 
Saturday. The Demons were last 
ranked as high as third in the 
1998 season, when they 
advanced to the NCAA semifi- 
nals. Northwestern enters a 
Thursday showdown at 
Nicholls State with a 6-1 record, 
having lost to Georgia. 

The Colonels of Nicholls 
State, 6-2, returned to the poll 
this week after defeating South- 
west Texas, 24-21, on the road. 
Ranked No. 22, Nicholls will 
host the Demons at 7 p.m. on 
Fox Sports Net. 

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No. 3 Demons head to Nicholls 

By Patrick West 

Sauce Reporter 

The Northwestern State 
Demon's offense and defense 
showed up ready to play in 
Saturday night's Homecoming 
contest against the Southwest- 
ern Oklahoma Bulldogs. 

The Demon's whooped the 
visiting Bulldogs 38-0 at 
Turpin Stadium in a dominat- 
ing performance. 

The Demon's offense 
shredded the Bulldog's 
defense by out gaining them 
400 to 79 yards in total offense. 
Leading the way was starter 
Derrick Johnese who carried 
the ball 7 times for 104 yards 
including a 69-yard touch- 
down run. 

Starting Demon's quarter- 
back Kevin Magee hit a moder- 
ate 8 of 16 passing for 107 
yards with an interception and 
two touchdowns passes 
including a bomb of 62 yards 
to Prentice West and five yards 
to tight end Brent Smith. 

"Prentice West played the 
best, he contributed all around 
fur us," Demon head coach 
Scott Stoker said. 

Special teams contributed 
to the effort as well. Freshman 
receiver Toby Zeigler had 158 
yards on six punt returns 
breaking a two-year-old mark 
for punt return yardage set by 
Terrence McGee who had 133 
yards against Southern. Zei- 
gler ended the night with 192 
total yards of offense. 

The Demon defense 
showed no mercy as they held 
the Bulldogs to only 79 total 
yards of offense. 

This was NSU first shutout 
since the 1997 season, breaking 
a string of 63 games in which 
NSU's opponents had scored 
at least once. 

Another top running back 
from Division II came ready to 
face the staggering Demon 
defense that was up for the 
challenge. The Demon defense 
stopped Oklahoma's Jimmy 
Jenkins allowing him a meek 
30 yards on 11 carries. 

The Demon secondary was 
like the rain that kept coming 
and going except staying and 
looming over Bulldog quarter- 
back Reade Box allowing him 
to hit only 5 of 18 passes for 42 

Three Demon defensive 
backs accounted for five tack- 
les with three others contribut- 
ing four tackles apiece in a 
total Defensive team effort Sat- 
urday night. 

"We played extremely well 
on defense," Stoker said. 

With their huge win over 
the Bulldogs, Northwestern 
State climbed to No. 3 in both 
major Division I-AA football 

"If we are there in five 
weeks then we will be very 
happy," Stoker said. 

Up next for the No. 3 
ranked Demons (6-1 overall, 1- 
SLC) is the No. 22 ranked 
Nicholls State Colonels (6-2 
overall, 2-1 SLC). 

The Demons will travel to 
Thibodaux, LA, to face the 
Colonels Thursday night in a 
Fox Sports Televised game 
seen regionally. The Demons 
have won 10 of their last 11 
games against the Colonels. 

Photo by Gary Hardamon 

Derrick Johnese heads for the end zone against the Bulldogs. Johnese 
ran the ball 104 yards and had a 69-yard touchdown. The Demons 
shutout Southwest Oklahoma 38-0. 

Photo by Glenn Ward 

Northwestern's Homecoming court, students, football players and the Natchitoches community came together Friday for the Demon's homecoming pep 
rally. NSU's cheerleaders, dance line, pom-pon line and the Spirit of Northwestern Band entertained the crowd after the parade. 

McNeese Invitational gave Demons run for their money 

By Patrick West 

Sauce Reporter 

The Northwestern State 
Demon's track team provided 
close competition at the 
McNeese Invitational cross- 
country meet on Saturday 

Leading the men's track 
team were juniors Jonah Che- 
limo and Noah Murgor who 
finished third and fourth in the 
five mile men's race. 

In a close race that had a 
three-way battle for the win, 
Chelimo finished just a hairline 
slower than Kris Gilmore of 
McNeese. Gilmore sprinted 
hard at the end edging out 
teammate Damien Bateman 
and Chelimo in a close race to 
the finish. 

Chelimo finished with the 
time of 26:51.87 a few seconds 
behind Gilmore who posted a 
26:50.88. Right behind the lead 
pack was NSU Demon runner 
Noah Murgor at 27:07.09. 

The Demons' five runners 
did not finish and failed to 
score in the five-teams men's 
race. Finishing strong for the 
Demons was Roy Ramirez who 
finished 24th at a time of 
31:15.98 and Josh Williams 
who finished at 27th at a time 
of 31:53.51. 

Leading the Lady Demons 
with an eighth-place finish was 
Abby Solomon who posted a 
time of 20:08.43. Following her 
in strong was teammate Linzie 
Ledford at ninth with a time of 
20:26.41 over the 5,000-meter 

Coming in close behind 
was fellow teammates Missy 
Payne with a time of 20:29.71 
good enough for 10th followed 
by Peggy Hill at 12th at 
20:40.78 then Margeaux Fisher 
13th at 20:45.64. 

Not giving up and finish- 
ing hard for the NSU women 
were Jill Schenk at 18th with a 
22:31.87, Marci Ward at 21st 
with a 23:16.25 and Amanda 

Photo by Gary Hardamon 

Jonah Chelimo and Noah Murgor placed third and fourth respectively in 
the men's five mile race at the McNeese Invitational. 

Webster at 24th with a 24:22.78. 

The Lady Demons put all 
five runners between places 8 
and 13 to score 52 total points. 

The Lady Demons were third 
behind McNeese and New 
Orleans in the women's divi- 

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Demons No. 1 in SLC, 
major players injured 

By Andrew David 

Sauce Reporter 

The NSU Demon soccer 
team entered San Marcos, 
Texas; coping with the disap- 
pointments of back-to-back 
ties earlier in the week and the 
loss of two standout players 
due to injury. The Demons 
exited San Marcos enjoying 
the No.l one spot in the South- 
land Conference. 

In Friday's game, the Bob- 
cats of Southwest Texas State 
held the Lady Demons in grid- 
lock during the early part of 
the first half until freshman 
forward Karrina Popov scored 
on an assist from sophomore 
defender Katie Priest to give 
NSU a 1-0 lead. 

Freshman forward 
Heather Penico brought her 
goal total to seven on the year 
when she booted a corner kick 
from junior midfielder Jacqui 
Lawerence six minutes into 
the second half. 

On the defensive end of 
things, goalkeeper Nellie Lato- 
lais kept the SWT offense at 
bay, allowing only one of the 
Bobcats' 22 attempts to slip by 
for a goal. 

Latolais scooped up her 
90th save against SWT and 
earned her the number 4 spot 
for most saves in the confer- 

The next test for the Lady 
Demons will come Friday in 
Hammond, La. against the 

Southeastern Louisiana Lady 

Latolais and the rest of the 
NSU defense will have their 
hands full with SLC leading 
scorer sophomore forward 
Kim McNally who will be 
looking to add goal number 16 
against NSU. 

Perhaps a greater concern 
for NSU than who will be 
playing for the Lady Lions is 
who will not be playing for the 

According to NSU's sports 
and information department 
freshman forward Rachel 
Folk, who is the Demons lead- 
ing scorer with nine goals on 
the year, suffered a knee injury 
two weeks ago that will cause 
her to miss the rest of the sea- 

Sports information also 
pointed out that Brittany 
Hung suffered a stress fracture 
in her left foot that will pro- 
vide her with a spot on the 
bench at least until playoff 
time, and junior forward 
Hillarie Marshall broke her 
tibia Friday and will miss the 
remainder of the year. Mar- 
shall was sidelined with the 
same injury last year. 

Injuries aside, however, 
NSU did have something to 
cheer for in the way of indi- 
vidual accomplishments when 
freshmen defender Tara 
Powasnik earned SLC defen- 
sive player of the week hon- 

NSU baseball holds inau- 
gural alumni weekend 

By Patrick West 

Sauce Reporter 

The Northwestern State 
baseball program is holding 
its inaugural NSU Baseball 
Alumni Weekend Friday and 

"A great move by the 
Baseball Program to reach 
out to former players and 
coaches and to get them 
involved with the new pro- 
gram here," Doug Ireland 

The weekend includes a 
golf tournament, home run 
derby and an alumni game. 
Supporters, former players 
and coaches are welcome for 
this fun filled weekend in 
support of Demon baseball. 

The golf scramble is Fri- 
day with a 1 p.m. tee off at 
the Demon Hills Golf Course. 

The entry fee is $65 which 
includes green fees, golf cart, 
lunch and refreshments. 

A home run derby will 
begin at 10 am, on Saturday 
at Brown-Stroud Field. 
Lunch will be served at noon 
with the alumni game slated 
for 1 p.m. There is a $55 fee to 
play in the alumni game, 
which covers equipment, 
game gear and insurance. 

"A good turnout of 60-80 
alumni are coming out this 
weekend," Ireland said. 

Demon baseball has won 
eight of the last 12 Southland 
Conference championships' 
and ranks among the top » 
NCAA Division 1 program? 
in winning percentage ove' 
the past decade. 

More information 
available from the Demon 
baseball office at 357-413. 

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Saturday starting at 8 a.m. 

At Southeastern La. 
Friday at 3 p.m. 

At Nicholls State 
Sunday at 2 p.m. 

At Stephen F. Austin 
Friday at 7 p.m. 

At Sam Houston 
Saturday at 2 p.m. 

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Thursday, October 31, 2002 

Diversity asst. 

By Rochelle Cooper 

Sauce Reporter 

8 a.m. 

NSU has more than 3,000 
minority students, but offi- 
cials said funding often falls 
short of fully supporting the 
organizations that serve 

Minority organizations 
on this campus include manv 
types of ethnic social groups. 
Some of them are African 
American Caucus, Lifted 
Voices, Native Americans 
Organization, Spanish Club, 
International and Exchange 
Students, and a local chapter 
of the NAACP. 

Diane Black-Jones, assis- 
tant director of student activ- 
ities for cultural diversity, 
discussed her concerns for 
the overall diversity on 
NSU's campus. She said that 
many minority functions 
depend on financing that 
they just do not have at hand, f 

"How to get the source 
started with only fundraisers 
in order for us to produce 
quality programs to teach 
and last, is our main prob- 
lem," Black-Jones said. 

Limited funding seemed 
to be the biggest worry for 
two-year president of Lifted 
Voices, Frederick Atkins. Lift- 
ed Voices is a nonprofit 
organization with about 126 
members. Their money is 
received through fundraisers 
and donations. 

"We represent NSU in all 
our functions and travels, but 
we do not receive any finan- 
cial support," Atkins said. 

Lifted Voices travels 

■ Continued on page 2 

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SGA senators 
bash, pass 
"Oprah Day" 

By Garrett Guillotte 

Managing Editor 

After a solid 15 minutes of 
taated debate at Monday's 
Meeting, SGA senators 
r^ssed-by a single vote-a piece 
^ legislation defined by the 
^thor himself as "just a thank 
y°u card, a nicety." 

Junior class senator Dustin 
jtyd's resolution to make Oct. 
18 "Oprah Winfrey Day" 
P^sed 13-6 after senator Chris 
Henry led. one of the most pas- 
donate oppositions to a senate 
^on this semester. 

Hoyd defended the bill as a 
j^te gesture of thanks to Win- 
jjfy whose impromptu Oct. 18 
to Natchitoches and NSU's 
ecoming parade generated 
'kmational news coverage. 
«^ Henry, however, said the 
j^A had more important things 
d o for the students. 
"Why not just go to Wal- 

* Continued on page 2 

See SGA senate 

Medical privacy act threatens 
student athletic injury reports 

By Joshua Barrios 

Sauce Reporter 

A new federal regulation 
may prevent the public from 
learning of athletic injuries 
beginning in mid April. 

The Health Insurance 
Portability and Accountability 
Act (HIPAA) will create new 
national standards for protect- 
ing an individual's personal 
health information. It will give 
patients increased access to 
their medical records as well as 
privatize their medical infor- 

The act, which was passed 
in 1996, takes full affect on 
April 14, 2003 and will require 
total compliance. 

Originally, the act was to 
only affect health care 
providers that conduct finan- 
cial or administrative transac- 
tions electronically, but recent 
interpretations may cause the 
act to hit closer to home. 

NCAA programs 
banning injury reports: 

Georgia Tech, Notre Dame, 
Texas A&M, U. of Montana 

NCAA programs 

nor banning injury reports: 

NSU, U. of South Carolina, 

Washington State, Wisconsin 

Boldface denotes teams in 
NSU's Division I-AA 

This act includes health 
care entities that use patients' 
medical records, including ath- 
letic departments. If this is to 
hold true, athletic injuries at 
NSU may go unknown by the 
media, students and even the 

According to the new act 
the information of an injury 
cannot be released to anyone 
without a waiver being signed 

by the player after the injury is 
sustained. This brings up 
another issue in that many 
players may be tempted to not 
sign a waiver in hopes of stay- 
ing on the field despite an 

Athletes who attempt this 
may bring a more serious 
injury upon themselves by 
ignoring those injuries for 
more playtime. 

Leagues like the NFL are 
required to submit a weekly 
injury report for employment 
records as a league rule and can 
include provisions to release 
such information in contracts. 

Because colleges do not 
employ their athletes, such tac- 
tics that dodge the act cannot 
work, and many colleges have 
already been enforcing the act. 

Texas A&M head football 
coach Mark Brown, following 
the letter of the act when he 
refused to let anyone know the 
details of their star wide receiv- 

er Roy Williams' blown ham- 
string in late September. 

Although NSU's Sports 
Information Director Doug Ire- 
land is concerned that the ct 
may cause minor injuries to 
become long-term, the Univer- 
sity's Athletic Director Greg 
Burke thinks that it will not be 
a problem. 

"If your star wide receiver 
has a tweaked hamstring, you 
are going to know," Burke said. 

Also dealing with this 
issue is the possibility of ath- 
letes hiding injuries from 
scouts. With the law going so 
far they may be inclined to 
attempt this in order to be 
shown more favor bv the pro- 
fessional levels. Head athletic 
trainer Ed Evans said he 
strongly discourages this. 

"I tell the kids not to lie 
about or hide anything," Evans 
said. "They (pro scouts) will 
find it." 

When the act takes effect, 

legal action could be brought 
against anyone who leaks out 
information on athletic injuries. 

Evans said that if the law 
does involve collegiate sports, 
he would respect the rights of 
the athletes but also make sure 
they understand that they 
would be responsible for the 
role they would be taking up. 

Another collegiate athletics 
mainstay is affected by the 
act-gambling. Injury reports 
play a large role in the decision 
process of a gambler choosing 
which team to put money on. 

Many gamblers may be 
willing to pay off a team 
administrator to gain inside 
information and make a better 
decision while placing bets. 

Burke, however, said that 
he does not think that the gam- 
bling issue will be much of an 
issue for NSU. 

■ Continued on page 2 

See Injury reports could... 

Photo by Glenn Ward 

NSU ROTC cadets 
start a two-mile run 
at Noe Armory 
Wednesday as part 
of the Army physical 

Charging towards the e\\$ 


By Ashley Pierce 

Sauce Reporter 

Eleven NSU Reserve Offi- 
cers' Training Corps Cadets 
departed for Mississippi 
Wednesday to participate in 
the annual Ranger Challenge 

Each fall, ROTC units 
around the nation compete 
with other schools in their 
regions in a test of physical 
endurance and determination 
modeled after the qualities of 
United States Army Rangers. 

The ROTC Ranger Chal- 
lenge competition at Camp 
Shelby consists of seven phys- 
ical endurance tests: orienteer- 
ing, building a one-rope 
bridge, 6.2-mile rucksack run, 
physical training test (includ- 
ing pull-ups, push-ups, and 
sit-ups), weapons qualifying, 
assembly and disassembly of 
Ml 6 A2 weapons, and hand 
grenade assault course along 
with a written examination. 

Some events are more 
challenging than others. The 
6.2-mile "march" is done in 

U.S. Senate 
elections set for 

full uni- 
form, with a 
35-pound backpack. 

NSU's ROTC unit will 
compete with 21 colleges from 
Louisiana, Mississippi and 

Among the colleges com- 
peting at Camp Shelby are 
Auburn University, Louisiana 
State University, Grambling 
State University, Southern 
University and Tulane Univer- 

"We're going up against 
top-notch schools in our 
region," ROTC Ranger Chal- 
lenge team captain Pete 
Almirez said. 

To prepare for such strong 
competition, NSU's ROTC 
unit begins training the first 
week of the semester each fall. 

Because all ROTC mem- 
bers are full-time students, 
there are limitations on times 
available for training and 

"We do physical training 
every morning starting at 5:30 
a.m.," Almirez said. "We usu- 
ally reserve Fridays for prac- 

ticing individual events, such 
as the rope bridge." 

This semester, eighteen 
cadets volunteered to partici- 
pate in Ranger Challenge, but 
only 11 were chosen. 

"The cadets who are in the 
best physical shape are chosen 
first, and those nine are our 
primary teammates," Almirez 
said. "We also take two alter- 

The nine primary team- 
mates are Cadets Almirez, Jen- 
nifer Bocanegra, Jeremy 
Boudreaux, Micheal Duvall, 
David Griffith, Calvin Hoover, 
Nathan Jennings, Caleb John- 
son, and Edwin Relaford 
Alternate teammates are 
Cadets James Brown and Pros- 
pero Gatus. 

In the last two vears, 
NSU's ROTC unit has placed 
in the top 10 colleges compet- 
ing at Camp Shelby. 

"I'm pretty confident that 
we'll make it within the top 
three this year," Almirez said. 

The cadets will return 
from Camp Shelby on Sunday 

■ Democrat Landrieu 
faces almost certain 
run-off in race against 
three Republicans 

By Edward L. Boudreaux III 

Sauce Reporter 

Louisiana will go to the 
polls Tuesday to select one of 
its senators for the next six 

Democratic incumbent 
Mary Landrieu is facing off 
against three Republican con- 
tenders, state congressmen 
John Cooksey and Tony 
Perkins, and State Elections 
Commissioner Suzanne Ter- 

A poll conducted by SLU's 
Florida Parishes Social Sci- 
ences Research Center gave 
Landrieu 44% of the vote and 
gave her challengers Terrell 
15%, Cooksey 10%, and 
Perkins 5%. Of those surveyed 
19% were still undecided. 

If no candidate captures 
50% plus one vote, a runoff 
will be held Nov. 7 between the 
two candidates with the high- 
est number of votes. All of the 
candidates support the war 
against Iraq and President 
Bush's $1.6 trillion tax cut. 

Only during the recent tel- 
evised debates have voters 
been able to make a clearer dis- 
tinction between the candi- 

Landrieu supports increas- 
ing the minimum wage, while 
her Republican opponents 
want to stimulate the economy 
and help workers by imple- 
menting tax cuts. 


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Landrieu, a Catholic, is 
pro-abortion. In her first sena- 
torial race, Archbishop of New 
Orleans Philip Hannan 
declared that it would be a sin 
to vote for Landrieu. 

However, Landrieu has 
alienated her pro-abortion 
donors, Emily's list and the 
National Abortion Rights 
Action League, by voting to 
ban partial birth abortions. 

"There is no such thing as 
unwanted children, just 
unfound families," Landrieu's 
campaign website said. Lan- 
drieu supports federal funding 
for family planning groups. 

Terrell, Cooksey and 
Perkins declared that they 
would vote for a pro-life 
Supreme Court Judge and sup- 
port a Constitutional Amend- 
ment to reverse Roe. V. Wade. 

■ Continued on page 2 

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Diversity groups 9 funds low- 

■ From page 1 

throughout the state to other 
colleges, but entirely provides 
for their own transportation 
to places such as Grambling 
University, Lake Charles, La. 
and Louisiana Tech. 

Black-Jones said her con- 
cerns are for the welfare of the 

She said there is always 
the at risk factor when minor- 
ity organizations travel. Stu- 
dents are forced to deal with 
liability issues and exclude 
themselves from functions. 

DeShenik McDaniel, pres- 
ident of NSU's African Amer- 
ican Caucus (AAC), said that 
her organization deals with 
the same financial issues. 

AAC Week is approach- 
ing next week and SAB issued 
the organization money, but it 
does not nearly cover the cost, 
McDaniel said. 

McDaniel said the caucus 
tries to promote unity on 

campus, but students have 
been providing their own 
supplies. She said she could 
see the caucus' membership 
slipping away 

Alvin Brosett, along with 
Black-Jones, decides what 
minority events get school 
funding. Brosett said that 
there is not a lot of money to 
start with. They look at 
requests and from there 
decide what activities on cam- 
pus can be helped. 

The NAACP chapter, lead 
in Natchitoches by Chris 
Henry, also intends to pro- 
mote school unity through a 
forthcoming Unity March. 

Gregory Hiram said the 
Native American organiza- 
tion would possibly get start- 
ed again in the spring. The 
community organization, 
when active, encourages 
Native Americans through 
reflections of their own cul- 

SGA targets tech abuse 

■ From page 1 

Mart and get a card, or put your 
names on a piece of paper?" 
Henry said. 

Floyd said 

that discussing "Why not JUSt gO to 

the bill at all Wal-Mart and get a 

wasn't going to lose any sleep 
because it passed." 

The senate did pass two 
pieces of legislation Monday. 

A n 

Affairs depart- 
ment bill to 
senators for the 

was a waste of 

time, and that card, or put your 
senators should names on a piece of 
pass it without Yjaner 1 ^" 

a thought. * " 
"It's not 

like I'm trying SGA Senator and 
to get money to lum 

SGA president 
ChriS Henry m the Calendar 

build an Oprah Winfrey statue 
outside," Floyd said. 

Senator at large Scott Man- 
guno said he believed the Win- 
frey resolution was a bad public 
relations move for NSU and 

"I think we're perpetuating 
a small town image," Manguno 
told the Sauce after the meeting. 
Nonetheless, Manguno said, "I 


committees passed after it was 
amended to make the seats pres- 
idential appointments. 

Also, a bill adding SGA 
computer and technology usage 
guidelines to the bylaws unani- 
mously passed the senate. The 
bill adds a series of security 
measures and punishments to 
try to prevent misuse of SGA 

Minutes 10-28-02 

Call to Order- 7:06 p.m. 

The prayer was lead by Linzie Ledford. 

The pledge was lead by Dustin Floyd. 

Roll Call 

Adam Allen 
Amanda Breaux 
Kayla Brossett 
Greg Comeaux 
Stacie Cosby 
Andy Dye 
Timberly Deville 
Dustin Floyd 
Chris Henry 
Brian Jarreau 
Jennifer Jensen 
Chris Johnson 
Linzie Ledford 
Scott Manguno 
Dustin Mathews 
Mindy McConell 
Kelli Miller 
Casey Ponder 
Ken Romas 
Adam Stoll 
Timmy Watts 
Alan Sypert 
Ryan Terry 
Liz Webb 

Tometrius Greer 
Jared Hewitt 
Liz Hughes 
Cory Markham 

Cade Strong 
Taylor Morgan 

Executive Reports 

Treasurer- Dustin Mathews 
Dustin was not present 

Vice President -Jennifer Jenson 
December 2nd will be the Christmas 
Party at Trailboss. Congratulations to 
Cade Strong for being named October 
Senator of the Month. 

President - Stacie Cosby 

We will be voting on people to go to 

COSGA next week 

Departmental Reports 

Academic Affairs- Mindy McConell 
Our meetings are Wed. at 2:30. Scantron 

Giveaway is Mondays from 9-12:30. 

External Affairs- Cade Strong 
Cade was not present. 

Fiscal Affairs- Dustin Mathews 
Organizational Grants due this Friday 
by 3:30. 

Internal Affairs- Greg Comeaux 

Fiscal matters dealing with the treasure. 

Student Affairs- Luke Hutchinson 
Luke was not present. 

SAB Report- Ryan Terry 

They discussed minutes and bylaws. 

Advisor's Report- Mr. Henry 
If you have a meeting, you need to 
book the room and time slot in the 

Supreme Court Report 
Wednesday at 4:30, the court will con- 
vene. We will discuss items from inter- 
nal affairs. I will report back. 

Old Business 

Dustin Floyd moves to approve bill 
FA02-009. Chris Johnson seconds. 
Mindy McConnell moves to amend the 
bill, Linzie Ledford seconds. Motion 
passes by show of hands, The amended 
FA02-009 passes by role call vote 18-1 - 
0. Dustin Floyd moves to approve bill 
FA02-01 0. Kelli Miler seconds. The bill 
passes by role call vote 19-0-0. Amanda 
Breaux moves to approve the bill FA02- 
014 dealing with Oprah Winfrey, Dustin 
Floyd seconds. Brian Jarreau moves to 
table the bill indefinitely, Chris Henry 
seconds. The motion fails 2-17-0. Bill 
FA02-014 passes by role call vote 13-6-0. 

V. New Business 

FA02-003 and FA02-015 are both tabled. 
Dustin Floyd moves to approve Mindy 
McConnell and Amanda Breaux to the 
Who's Who Selection Committee. Alan 
Sypert seconds, this passes by general 

VI. Announcements 

Office hours were great! Work on legis- 

The meeting was adjourned at 8:03 pm. 

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Perkins supports a ban on 
all abortions except when the 
life of the mother is in danger. 
Cooksey and Terrell favor an 
exemption for the life of the 
mother or when the pregnancv 
is the result of incest or rape. 

Students can register to 
vote on campus in Room 102 of 
the Student Union, and if reg- 

istered at home can vote by 
absentee ballot. 

To obtain an absentee bal- 
lot a student can write his local 
registrar of voters with his or 
her name, social security num- 
ber, home address, mailing 
address, reason for absentee 
voting and signature. 

Absentee ballots are due 
by Monday. 

Injury reports could end- 

■ From page 1 

"I could care less how it 
effects the gambling industry," 
Burke said. 

Both head football coach 
Scott Stoker and men's basket- 
ball coach Mike McConathy 
said they knew nothing of the 
act or the issues surrounding 

However, both coaches 
agreed that the act would 
cause problems. 

"I get at least two injury 
reports per day," Stoker said. 
"It would make a big change." 

Ireland said that he plans 
to simply wait for more devel- 
opments before acting. 

"We have developed the 
philosophy of, 'Let's wait and 
see how this shakes out'," Ire- 
land said. 

Demon football deep snap- 
per Seth Ortego said that he is 
worried about what the act 
might do to player-coach rela- 

"I can see it causing a lot of 
tension between the players 
and coaches," Ortego said. 

Although Ireland dis- 
agrees with the act, he is sure 
that it will not interfere with' 
NSU's athletic department. 

"We are prepared, if we 
have to, to adhere to the letter 
of the law," Ireland said. 

NSU Campus Police Blotter 

Compiled By Linda D. Held 

On Oct. 23 at 3:40 a.m. Rapides 
front desk called reporting people 
throwing bricks at windows. Officers 
arrived on the scene at 3:42 a.m. An 
arrest was made at Iberville and the 
detainee was taking to the campus 
police department. 

At 9:02 a.m. an Area Coordina- 
tor from Boozman Hall called in to 
report a sick student. Campus police 
alerted the nurse that the student 
appeared to be diabetic. By 9:05 a.m. 
campus police were en route with the 
nurse. At 9:12 a.m. Natchitoches 
Parish Hospital was called to Booz- 
man Hall. By 9:34 a.m. NPH was en 
route to hospital with the student 
female patient. 

, At 8:19 p.m. a medical emer- 
gency was called in from Sabine Hall 
for a student running a high fever. 
Campus police and NPH were en 

route by 8:22 p.m. NPH transported 
student to hospital. 

On Oct. 24 at 5:31 p.m. a distur- 
bance was called into the campus 
police concerning drinking, bottles 
being thrown and loud music. Three 
minutes later, officers arrived at 
Iberville and confiscated alcohol from 
the front seat and on the person of an 
underage NSU student. 

At 11:21 p.m. a student com- 
plaint was called in from Rapides lab, 
that another student was making 
unwanted advances. The complaint 
was logged. 

On Oct. 25 at 12:45 a.m. an injury 
accident was reported from Vic's. 
Officers picked up the minor and 
brought him/her to the infirmary. 

On Oct. 28 at 5:11 p.m. a distur- 
bance was called in of a male and 
female fighting. At 5:15 p.m. units 
arrived at the University Columns. 
The incident was logged. 



Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority 

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc 
will be hosting Poise N'Ivy Week 
starting Monday and ending 
Friday. All NSU students are 
invited to attend the daily events 

12:08 p.m. Skee-Phi 
Luncheon (in Vic s) 

8:08 a.m.-l 1:08 a.m. A K A 
Bake Sale (underneath stairwell 
in Kyser). 

For more information, contact 
Danielle Mitchell, SkeeWeek 
Committee Chairperson, at 
dmitchell 1 
8:38 p.m. Twisted Tuesday (in 
the Ballroom) 

8:08 a.m.- 12:08 p.m. Buckle-Up 
Safety Awareness booth outside 
of Vic s. 

8:08 p.m. TABOO -Come voice 
your opinion at an open forum 
featuring members from all 
Black-Greek Letter 

7:08 p.m. AKAraoke 
Night (Alley) 


7:00 p.m. SKEE-PHI 
Movie Night 

Student Activities Board 

The SAB committee is still 
accepting applications. For more 
information come to Room 214 
of the Student Union. 

Emerging Leaders session 
dates for freshmen and 
sophomores are on Tuesday and 
Nov. 5 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in 
the Student Union Ballroom. 

Spanish Club 

The Spanish Club is placing 
money jars (i.e. gallon jugs, 
pickle jars, etc.) in various places 
(i.e. departments offices, dorms, 
etc.) throughout campus to 
collect donations for our Toys 
for Tots Drive. For more 
information about this program, 
pleae see Comfort Pratt or your 
class representative. 

Club NEO 

Northwestern Environmental 
Organization (NEO) has placed 
24 recycling bins throughout all 
buildings on campus with 
aluminum can soda machines 
NEO meets at The Foundation 
(no affiliation) on Sundays at 6 

Psychology Club 

The NSU Psychology Club 
encourages all Psychology 
majors and minors to join. 
Meetings are held in Bienvenu 
Hall in Room 305 every other 
Monday at 3 p.m. The next 
meeting will be held on Nov. 4. 

Circle K International 

Weekly meetings are held on 
Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. in Room 
209 of Kyser Hall. If you have 
any questions about Circle K, 
contact Laurie Brown at 

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October 31, 2002 

Hanging with a Spirit 

Isabella's ghost still finds comfort in Varnado Hall 

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By Andrew "Gihad" David 

Sauce Reporter 

College campuses are full 
f folklore. From exaggerated 
tales of a heroic mascot, to the 
secret initiation rituals of fra- 
ternities, legends and myths 
abound in institutions of high- 
er learning. But while those 
myths may not pertain to all 
students there is one device of 
folklore that appeals to almost 
everyone: The campus ghost 

For Northwestern stu- 
dents it is the story of Isabella 
that receives the blame for 
things that go bump in the 
night on campus. 

Supposedly Isabella was 
moved from her old residence 
of Varnado Hall to the Nation- 
al Center for Preservation 
Technology and Training last 

year, but current Varnado resi- 
dents like junior nursing 
major and Celeste McPhie 
think otherwise. 

McPhie cites a common 
story of an alarm clock gone 
awry, something Isabella is 
notoriously blamed for. 

"I'm just laying in bed, 
and my alarm clock just 
decides to start making nois- 
es," McPhie said. 

She indicated that her 
alarm clock was of the type 
that had to be set a certain way 
in order to go off and when 
the event occurred it was not 
set in the necessary manner 
and blared for over thirty min- 

McPhie's boyfriend and 
freshman political science 
major Richard Comstock, con- 
ferred with her statements 
about strange sounds and 

Photo by Glenn Ward 

Varnado residents make contact with spirits using a Ouija board. 


"...At night you can hear 
her walking down the hall and 
stuff," Comstock said. 

Both said they had 
checked many times to see if it 
was an actual person roaming 
the halls, but on all occasions 
their search turned up noth- 


Sophomore radiology 
major Sandy McCartney 
agreed with Comstock and 
McPhie and had her own sto- 
ries, one that involved Isabel- 
la's interruption of her daily 

"She turns the water off 

when you're in the shower," 
McCartney said. 

Comstock added on 
another occasion he and 
McPhie had made visual con- 
firmation of a ghost. 

"I've seen her," Comstock 
said. "One night we were in 
the room... and I saw her walk 
in front of the mirror." 

Both said the spooky 
image resembled that of a 
young southern belle, but also 
admitted to having heard the 
story of Isabella prior to hav- 
ing their alleged encounter. 

Junior psychology major 
Shannon Weaver kept a skep- 
tical attitude but also could 
offer no logical explanation for 
the strange shadows she had 
seen on her wall. 

"I don't know if they are 
supernatural occurrences but 
yeah I saw a few shadows," 

Weaver said. " I saw a shadow 
go across my blank wall. 
went all the way across and 
there wasn't anything there to 
make a shadow." 

Despite the claims of those 
residents, for every supernat- 
ural experience involving a 
creaking floorboard or myste- 
riously cut off shower, skep- 
tics can offer a simple explana- 
tion: A creepy floorboard and 
bad plumbing. 

According to skepticinsti-, people have the ten- 
dency after hearing a ghost 
story to develop a subcon- 
scious urge to encounter that 
ghost and they can manifest a 
supernatural experience in 
their own mind. 

Maybe so, but tell that to 
the girls who can't get their 
shower or alarm clock to 

Religious organizations offer alternatives to Halloween 

By April "Lavigne" N. 

Sauce Reporter 

While many NSU students 
are spending Halloween tailgat- 
ing, bar hopping and attending 
costume parties, the Wesley 
Foundation will be providing 
students with alternatives to the 
mainstream Halloween festivi- 
ties. , 

The Foundatipn is hosting 
an 80's Prom Night after the 
football game to promote a safe 

environment on Halloween. 
Party-goers will be provided 
with free food as well as the 
background sounds of 80's 
dance music. The party is 
BYOP: Bring Your Own Pump- 

"Halloween is a pagan hol- 
iday in celebration of things 
Christians 4o not believe in," 
said Beth Ann Merida, adminis- 
trative assistant at the Founda- 
tion. "It's hard for college stu- 
dents to not feel out of place on 
Halloween, so they can come 

here and feel accepted." 

Freshman accounting 
major Brandon Cormier shared 
Merida's ideas. 

"I don't believe in celebrat- 
ing Halloween," Cormier said. 
"I've never been trick-or-treat- 
ing. It started as a pagan holi- 
day and I don't celebrate 
ungodly holidays." 

"Aside from the alcohol 
free environment, we get to 
relive the 80's instead of dress- 
ing up and trick-or-treating," 
said Conor Hale, senior liberal 

arts major. 

Although not offering alter- 
native events the night of Hal- 
loween, the Baptist Collegiate 
Ministry and Catholic Student 
Organization are hosting alter- 
native events during the week. 

Wednesday, the BCM had 
"Wear your Costume to Wor- 
ship" as a part of their weekly 
worship service. The service 
was followed by a night of Hal- 
loween-oriented activities. They 
had a costume contest and sev- 
eral traditional Halloween 


Joshua Sampey, the resi- 
dential caretaker of the BCM, 
said that participating in the tra- 
ditional ideas of Halloween is 
not necessarily supporting the 
pagan holiday 

"Halloween is what you 
make it," Samprey said. "It all 
depends on your definition of 
Halloween. Some people 
believe Halloween is the night 
of the dead, but for me, it's a 
night to dress up and act crazy." 

Friday, the CSO will be 

throwing an All Saints Party. 
Peter Wingerter, Assistant Cam- 
pus Minister for the CSO, said 
that the point of Halloween is to 
usher in All Saints Day on Nov. 
1. Wingerter said that this holi- 
day exists to celebrate that there 
are people in heaven praying 
for people on earth. 

"Halloween used to not be 
so demonic; that's not what it 
was originally intended for," 
Wingerter said. "We're trying to 
bring it. back to what it was 
intended for." 

Scholars' professor 
explains Wicca beliefs 

By Callie "Noogie Monster" 

Sauce Reporter 

Wicca, a religion that cen- 
ters on a reverence for nature, 
is different for each person 
who practices it. There is no 
central doctrine for Wicca so 
each coven, or group of practi- 
tioners, can have differing sets 
of beliefs. 

Holly Stave, associate pro- 
fessor of Scholars' College 
English, has been Wiccan for 
22 years. 

"This is just a total part of 
my life," Stave said. "I'm 
happy living. I'm not afraid of 

Stave gained an interest in 
Wicca in graduate school while 
she was studying writer 
Thomas Hardy's work on god- 

"I stumbled over stuff on 
contemporary Wicca," she 
said. "It filled the gap." 

Stave grew up attending a 
Lutheran church, but said 
Wicca fits into her life like 
pieces in a puzzle. 

"When I tried really hard 
to be Christian, it just never 
made sense," Stave said. 

Wicca teaches that life is a 
cycle: seed to plant; life feed- 
ing on life. It also teaches that 
deity is in every aspect of 
nature and in all life, including 
each person. 

Stave said she was drawn 
to Wicca partly because of its 
emphasis on the female side of 
a supreme life force. Wiccans 
believe in a god and goddess, 
instead of just a god. 

She said that many women 
got involved in Wicca through 

the feminist movement, and a 
lot of men became a part of it 
because of the environmental 

Stave, who co-authored 
the book Living Witchcraft in 
1994, is often asked to lecture 
in religion classes on nature 
religions. She said people do 
not try to convert her to other 
religions, and some of her stu- 
dents are devout Christians. 

Stave is less guarded than 
she once was about her Wiccan 
beliefs because she is a tenured 
associate professor. However, 
Stave said she has never been 
harassed about her religious 

"Maybe that is a blessing," 
Stave said. 

She has, however, seen 
new Wiccans who have an ini- 
tial hostility toward other reli- 
gions, but said those people 
mellow out in time. 

"I don't like the people 
who exploit it to be sensation- 
al," Stave said, referring to a 
bumper sticker that reads, "My 
goddess gave birth to your 

For Stave, Wicca is a disci- 

"It's a spiritual path, and 
it's demanding," Stave said. 
"What I believe as a spiritual 
person, and what I know as an 
intellectual person don't col- 

Stave said Wicca's evi- 
dence is everywhere. 

"The earth. Animals get 
born. Crops grow. The sun 
comes up every morning. All 
the things I honor as sacred are 
those things," she said. 

"If I plant seeds, there will 
be something in the spring. 

That, to me, is magic," Stave 

Covens meet every full 
moon as well as eight equally 
spaced times a year. Stave's 
coven has seven to nine practi- 
tioners, and she knows of three 
or four others in Natchitoches. 

There are two main gath- 
erings each year that Wiccans 
participate in. Today is 

"That's the night when the 
ancestors can cross back over 
and be with us," Stave said. 

Wiccans gather, outside, 
weather permitting, to remem- 
ber ancestors. They put photos 
of deceased family members 
and pets on a shrine and tell 
old stories about the dead. 

Stave said one year her 
coven wrote letters to dead 
loved ones to say what they 
never said while that person 
was alive. 

"It's a night of tears, but 
it's also a night of laughter," 
Stave said. 

The other popular gather- 
ing, Beltaine, occurs in the 
spring and is a celebration of 
life in the form of a massive 
fertility ritual. 

Stave said 3,000 years ago, 
after harvest, farmers would 
hold Samhain to prepare for 
the cold winter months, which 
was a somber time. Beltaine 
was a par*y to celebrate living 
through the winter and the 
continuation of life. 

A Wiccan ritual follows a 
liturgy and the events of the 
service follow a specific pat- 
tern. The ritual consists of 
dances, dramas, meditations, 
and healings that center on a 
love for all life. 



the Current Sauce 

October 31, 2002 


Page Designer: 

Kaleb Breaux 

Kaleb Breaux 
Editor in chief 

stones and 
still no 

mer Current 
Sauce editors 
have been 
called many 
things before. 
I have seen 
those before 
me called 
anything in 
the book from 'asshole' to 
'greek hater' to just plain 
'dumbass.' Most recently I 
have been labeled as a 'buf- 

Well, the accuser may be 
correct. No one finds my taste- 
less attempts at humor, 
well. ..tasteful or humorous. 
On some days I get really sad 
and wonder why I cannot 
please anyone. Every time the 
Sauce tries to do something 
funny it blows up in our face. I 
guess we 'buffoons' get what 
we deserve. 

So, this Halloween I will 
dress up as someone who cares 
with a pocketful of apologies. I 
guess it beats dressing up as D. 
Floyd, right Rondray. 

Oh, by the way, if you are 
a fan of the Sauce and or its 
staff, I will be on KNOC 
1450am on Nov. 7 from 7:30 
a.m. to 9 a.m. to field phone 
calls from anyone in KNOCs 
listen area-that means you. The 
show is "Talk Back Natchi- 
toches." I want to hear from 
NSU's student body. Please lis- 
ten and call in. Thanks. 

I I W E E N THROUGH eyes of Sauce staff 

Hey parents, Halloween's for the children 


all I remember 
about Hal- 
loween is get- 
ting sacks full 
of candy and 
spending a lot 
of quality toi- 
let time the 
next day. 
(Speaking of, 
perhaps it's 
not bad as a 

college-life training experi- 
ence.) In fact, I think it's what I 
don't remember that's best: 
nobody back home ever 
protested Halloween while I 
was a kid. 

Now, talking to friends 
from around here and from 
back home, I hear about how 
more and more people are 
"standing up" against this 
"pagan" holiday. 

What the hell is this? I 

mean, sure, Christians have as 
much a right to evangelize 
their religion as any other, but 
when you start treading on my 
childhood, I start taking it per- 
sonally, and on a level higher 
than religion. 

I hate to knock all you 
hardcore Abrahamics out there, 
but you guys just aren't a lot of 
fun for kids unless you were 
part of the club from birth. 
Don't like Halloween because 

its sinful? Keep your kids out 
of it. Hold your angel costume 
contests, pass out candy to kids 
who cite bible passages, keep 
being the good Christian 
neighbor the Bible asks - or, if 
you believe so, tells - you to be. 
Hell, you can even invite me to 
your civil and quiet "All Saints' 
Day Eve" party, so long as you 
promise not to mind if I bal- 
ance you all out in a black robe 
and red horns. 

But if my kids aren't 
allowed to dress like ghosts 
wrapped with reflective tape 
and demand candy for no rea- 
son past their cuteness and a 
fake threat of a trick on the last 
day of October because Ameri- 
ca went theocratic, then I'll 
finally realize how big a trick 
humanity itself is. 

Then it'll be egg raid time, 
baby Rotten egg raid time for 
all of you! Bwahaha! 

Fond childhood memories, massive head trauma 

■ Note: This 
is a fictional 

Between the 
ages of four 
and 12 my 
standard Oct. 
31 garb was a 
clown suit, 
but at 13 a 
deep yearning 
took over. 
I still remember the initial 
thrill of being seen in public 

Rob "Lucifer" 

dressed in my older sister's 
black lingerie, silk stockings 
and spiked heels. The looks 
and stares I received from 
strangers filled me with deep, 
forbidden pleasure. And as I 
entered my junior high 
school's masquerade party 
my body shook with orgasmic 
shivers of the unknown. 

What would people say? 
How would they react? 
Would I get my ass kicked? 

In the doorway of the 
school's gymnasium I stood 

taking in the festive decora- 
tions. Bats dangled from the 
ceiling by wire, orange and 
black streamers ran along the 
walls and the costume of 
choice was Freddy Krueger. 
Nobody had noticed me, 


I stepped through the 
doorway to test the unsure 
waters swimming with my 
teachers and fellow class- 
mates. After a few hesitant 
steps forward I realized I was 
no longer unnoticed. 

Everyone stopped what 
they were doing. Bobbing for 
apples, admiring each other's 
outfits was interrupted to 
gaze upon me in all my trans- 
vestite beauty. I felt so alive 

I'm not sure who or what 
hit me first, but I do remem- 
ber going down. I do remem- 
ber that. 

I fell unconscious to the 
gym floor. When I woke up, 
two days later, I was in the 
Intensive Care Unit at St. 

Francis Cabrini Hospital. 
Among my list of injuries, 
brain swelling due to massive 
head trauma, my left arm and 
right leg and hip were shat- 
tered and I had to receive 
three pints of blood. 

I stayed in the hospital for 
about three weeks and contin- 
ued with rehab for eight 
months. My parents sent me 
away to a school in Wisconsin 
to avoid any further public 

Happy Halloween!!! 

Seven signs pointing to end of adult trick-or-treating 

By "Scary Sprinkles" Huben 

Copy editor 

Okay boys and girls, we 
are all in college now and I 
have to put my foot down. 
Aside from collecting for chari- 
ties (and NOT your own per- 
sonal bank accounts) trick-or- 

treating is pretty much over, 
folks. And just in case you are 
still confused, here are some 
hard facts that we are just too 
old to be doing this anymore. 
Go to a party or something 
instead. And hey, there's noth- 
ing wrong with studying (you 
know; books, notes, computers 

and the like) 

Signs you are too old to 

■ You finish the night with a 
bag full of restraining orders 

■ You protest certain candies 
because they are produced in 
Taiwan by children making 
four cents a day. 

■ You get comments on your 
"He-Man" costume by adults; 
small children call you a cave 

■ You don't take a buddy 
because you are big enough to 
see cars coming from three 
blocks away. 

■ You get excited by the hous- 

es giving away fruit because 
you can eat for a week. 

■ You bully small kids after the 
house giving away quarters 
because you need to do laun- 

■ You go trick-or-treating to 
make dates with the "stay-at- 
homers" passing out candy. 

An Addict's Story Part \-In the beginning' 

By Kristopher Luis Fiallos 

(El Servidor De Dios) 
Guest columnist 

■ Preface-This is a non-fiction- 
al account of someone's life. 
Names and places have been 
changed but everything writ- 
ten is completely true. This is 
the story of a young man and 
his problems with alcohol and 
drugs. This is the story of my 
life. This is part one of a three 
part series. 

In the beginning, it's not so 
hard to say no. When you 
become accustomed to using, it 
starts to get harder. Then starts 
the addiction and it becomes 
almost impossible to even stop. 
Yet, there are people in this 
world who, although are 
addicted, have learned to say 
no. I am an addict who has 

been clean nine months, but 
still does not mean I am unsus- 
ceptible to a relapse. When you 
hit the bottom, you have two 
choices: give up and give in, or 
try to climb up the steep hill on 
the road less traveled. 

I was born on Feb. 30, 1980 
and had a very good upraising. 
When I was 16 I had difficulty 
in my family that I will not go 
into to save the hard memories 
.it could cause to everyone it 
affected. The fact about it was 
that at that time I lost my par- 
ents to depression. In order to 
feel loved and accepted I start- 
ed to form my own clic, my 
own family. Fortunately, I was 
still participating in a sport I 
cherished, which kept me out 
of trouble, for a while that is. 

After football I began to 
smoke pot, not all the time but 

regularly. It was an escape, an 
escape from the dismal reality I 
had become so accustomed to. 
For the first time I was laugh- 
ing again, yet this was not a 
laugh about the joy of life but a 
laugh toward life. I was laugh- 
ing at life because I had found 
an escape from all the problems 
and all the dismal surround- 
ings I was so used to being 
around. This was the begin- 
ning, of the end. 

After I began with weed, I 
started experimenting with 
other drugs. The drugs that I 
had been taking were not free 
and I had no job, but I did have 
access to drugs. In order to sup- 
port the habit I had developed I 
started to sell. This would give 
me the money and opportunity 
to take or do anything I want- 
ed. My drug of choice to sell 

and take was ecstasy, which 
made you feel like an inde- 
scribable feeling hard to put 
into words and was very easy 
to sell. I decided to move to 
Houston with Tom because this 
was where our source was. The 
day before I left someone close 
to me suspected that I was on 
drugs from the way I had been 
acting lately. Strong and swift 
mood changes, coming home at 
six or seven in the morning and 
the fact I had lost 25 pounds in 
three months gave me away. 
That person sat me down and 
told me how they had been 
addicted to cocaine until I was 
about 4 years old and that the 
reason they quit was because 
their spouse threatened to 
leave them with their children. 
This blew my mind but sadly it 
did not change the fact that the 

next day, my first day in Hous- 
ton, I was introduced to blow 
and didn't even hesitate to take 
a bump. In fact, I took several 
and became almost instanta- 
neously hooked, snorting an 8 
ball (about 3.5 grams) per day. 
Still selling and using in Hous- 
ton I received my first sign 
from God that what was hap- 
pening in my life was wrong. I 
walked into a convenience 
store right down the road 
where I lived to buy a 50 box of 
Sweets. I walked up to the 
counter to make my purchase 
and behind me there was a guy 
with a girl and another guy 
behind them. As I started walk- 
ing to the car Tom, who was in 
the car, was fiercely pointing 
behind me. I turned around 
and saw that the guy behind 
the couple had pulled a gun 

and was trying to rob the place. 
He wanted the money in the 
safe, but the cashier said he 
couldn't open it, so the robber 
turned the gun and pointed it 
at the girls head implying 
vocally and physically he was 
going to shoot her first then 
him if he didn't. 

The next thing that hap- 
pened will probably always be 
in my head. The guy who was 
with the girl pulled out a gun 
stuck it to the robbers head and 
blew his brains all over the 
cashier. I didn't even stick 
around for the cops to get 
there; I jumped in the car and 
told Tom to get to the house 
and fast. 

The next day I left Houston 
returning home but still taking 
mv habits and addictions with 


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I found it amusing that 
Mr. Parker thought it neces- 
sary to alert readers that he 
wasn't "trying" to spur us to 
one side or the other regard- 
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To the trash in Vic's, clean up your act 

I eat lunch everyday in 
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Condoms hit the G-Spot 

■ The views expressed in 
this column are not opinions 

of the Current Sauce staff. 
This material may be consid- 
ered offensive. Read at your 
own risk. 

By Glenn Ward 

Sauce Reporter 

Sex is like a roller coaster 
and condoms are the safety 
harnesses. You can ride the 
Texas Cyclone without pulling 
down the bar, but nobody 
would recommend it. 

I have rated the best con- 
doms in the market. I didn't 
battle-test each condom, only 
took it out of the wrapper, 
played around with it, teased 

Specialty, glow-in-the- 
dark, flavored or ribbed con- 
doms were not rated. 
These are superfluous and 

don't enhance the experience 
from my end of the stick. 

I tried on the top brands 
found at Wal-mart. 

Naturalamb prophylactics 
were the thickest condoms I 
tested, and rubbed me the 
wrong way. They also do not 
prevent STD's like their latex 

"I like the Lifestyles, 
they're fun," sophomore Brian 
Jarreau said. "It's exiting look- 
ing down and seeing a blue 
love rod. I also like Tuxedos." 

Lifestyles Tuxedos are the 
formal wear of male genitalia. 
Like high school prom, every- 
one feels larger than life when 
they dress up. However, they 
did decrease sensitivity. 
Sometimes that's a plus allow- 
ing the wearer to romp 
through the jungle all night 

Trojan Supras are made 

specifically to transmit bodv 
heat, which transformed the 
tunnel of love into a molten 
river of lava. That's cool if you 
want to put your meat loaf 
into a toaster oven, but the rest 
of us think that's just weird. It 
did rate second highest in sen- 
sitivity, though. 

I had high expectations for 
Inspiral, but they didn't meas- 
ure up. "The beautiful nau- 
tilus-like curves of Inspiral" 
and "spring action," as 
described on the packaging, 
probably increases pleasure 
for her, but did nothing for me. 
It felt like I had shrink- 
wrapped my penis with cello- 

In separate sessions, nei- 
ther the Durex Ultimate Feel- 
ing nor Lifestyles Ultra Sensi- 
tive endured the animal-pas- 
sion they were submitted to. 
Both busted mid-coitus. Stay 

away from these, unless you 
want to change diapers, in 
which case, go bareback. 

"If I did use condoms, I 
wouldn't be pregnant right 
now," sophomore Ieisha 
Beasley said. 

Pregnancy is a scary thing, 
and sex shouldn't be scary, at 
least not like that. The amuse- 
ment park ride should be 
exhilarating, but once you get 
off, the thrill should be over. 

However, if the unfortu- 
nate happens and the condom 
bursts, you can purchase a 
Morning-After Pill at Brook- 
shire's or Rite Aid with a pre- 

So for a good time, call the 
Health Services Department 
for free condoms at 357-5351. 

They are open Monday 
through Thursday from 7:30 
a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Friday 
from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

The G-Spot Rating System 

The G-Spot rating system is a numerical system by which Glenn rated different condoms. The more heads Glenn gives, the 
better condom was, the quicker he ejaculated, or whatever. 

Brand of 

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$1 .73 for 3 

Trojan Supra 

$7.32 for 3 


$2.42 for 3 

Lifestyles Tuxedo 

Free at the Health clinic 


$3.58 for 3 

Can it be reused? 

Fire in my crotch 
Heat transfer 

Yes, yes, oh God yes 

Do I feel like 
Dirk Diggler? 

Photo by Glenn Ward 
The motion simulator was put on by SAB. Pictured behind table are 
SAB members Travis Reams and Mia Hebert. 

SAB presents 
Motion Simulator 

By Glenn Tillman 

Sauce Reporter 

The Student Activities 
Board took NSU by storm 
with the M-4 Personal Motion 

The M-4 made its debut at 
NSU on Monday from 10 a.m. 
to 4 p.m. Between 11a.m. and 
2 p.m. the line to board the M- 
4 was 45 people long, com- 
plete with a waiting list. 
From the reaction of the stu- 
dents, the M-4 fit in only two 
extreme approval levels: 
loved or hated. 

Since Steve Stein, the M-4 
operator, started his business 
he has had the opportunity to 
do the 'college run.' 

The 'college run' is a peri- 
od when Steve and the M-4 
travel to colleges around the 
country. The run is held every 

In addition to the college 
run, there is also a summer 
run, where Stein and the M-4 
travel to fairs around the 
country May through Aug. 

"I prefer the college mar- 
ket because I am guaranteed 
more money than in the sum- 
mer market," Stein said. 

If SAB can afford the M-4 
again, it would not be surpris- 
ing to see the M-4 re-land at 

The simulator was active 
during the entire time it was 

The rides were four min- 
utes long, and there were 150 
sessions with two people on 
at a time. 

There was an option of 
three movies to be viewed. 
Ride in space, a jet, or in an 

Each had its own charac- 
teristics, and the jet and air- 
plane went upside down five 

This was put on by the 
Lagniappe committee, led by 
Terrica Wallace. 

"It was a lot of fun, and 
we had a great deal of partici- 
pation," freshman Mia Hebert 

ASA sorority reinstalls on North western's campus 

By Ashley Pierce 

Sauce Reporter 

The Northwestern State 
University Psi Psi chapter of 
Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority 
was reinstalled last weekend. 
This chapter is the only Alpha 
Sigma Alpha chapter in 

Both the national Alpha 
Sigma Alpha president and 
vice president of public rela- 
tions and recruiting were 
present at the installation cer- 
emony to celebrate the re- 
establishment of an NSU 

Over 30 years ago, Alpha 
Sigma Alpha sorority estab- 
lished a chapter here. They 
were the first group of 
women to have a sorority 

house, which was built on 
Greek Hill. The ladies of 
Alpha Sigma Alpha served 
NSU from 1930 to 1970. 

The Psi Psi chapter of 
Alpha Sigma Alpha is based 
on Kappa Delta Sigma, an 
organization started in 2001 
by nine students at NSU. The 
40 members of Kappa Delta 
Sigma completed the neces- 
sary requirements for becom- 
ing a formal sorority. 

"We felt that Alpha Sigma 
Alpha was perfect for us," 
said Naomi Chrissoverges, 
Alpha Sigma Alpha's vice 
president of programming 
and ritual. 

Alpha Sigma Alpha was 
founded by five female stu- 
dents in Farmville, Va. who 
were very different in back- 

ground but all had a common 
goal. Their goal was to create 
a sorority that let its members 
keep their individual identity 
while still being part of a sis- 
terhood. The NSU chapter of 
Alpha Sigma Alpha strives to 
do just that. 

"Most of our ladies didn't 
feel like they were the sorori- 
ty type, but they still wanted 
to be involved in an organiza- 
tion," said Mackenzie 
Deshotel, Alpha Sigma Alpha 
member and social work 
major. "In a way, we're like 
the 'un-sorority' sorority." 

One major difference 
between Alpha Sigma Alpha 
and other sororities on cam- 
pus is that they have both 
black and white members. 

"The only conflict we've 

had with having multi-racial 
members," vice president of 
public relations and recruit- 
ment Ashley Layrisson said, 
"is that some girls who were 
interested in us also wanted 
to be associated with a Pan- 
Hellenic sorority. You can't 
be both." 

Even the sorority's 
national mascot, the Raggedy 
Ann doll, demonstrates diver- 

"Our national mascot is 
the Raggedy Ann doll, 
because she's not perfect," 
Deshotel said. "She doesn't 
fit into any mold. We're based 

on differences." 

Alpha Sigma Alpha has 
also had the highest grade 
point average of all fraterni- 
ties and sororities for the past 
three semesters. 

"It is important to us to 
maintain our organization, 
but at the same time school 
comes first," Chrissoverges 

This year was the first 
year for Alpha Sigma Alpha 
to go through formal sorority 
recruitment. They are one of 
four National Panhellenic 
Conference sororities who 
participate in formal rush. 

"Since we're new, it's a 
little more difficult," 
Chrissoverges said. "At the 
same time, our national head- 
quarters have been complete- 
ly and utterly surprise and 
happy at how we've done as a 
first-year chapter." 

Other sororities offered 
their help with recruitment 
processes and formalities. 

"All the other sororities 
have been so supportive, 
Layrisson said. "We got flow- 
ers, candy, well-wishes, and 
so much support throughout 
the entire recruitment period- 
It was so nice." 


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October 31, 2002 

NSU Soccer slides pass Nicholls 

By Andrew "Gihad" David 

Sauce Reporter 

Despite injuries to a core 
group of players, the NSU 
Demon soccer team prevailed 
against Nicholls State 1-0 in a 
game that saw the Demons 
and Colonels testing each 
other's wills. 

The Demons' only goal 
came from freshman forward 
Ashley Hadley early on in the 
first extra period. 

With the win against the 
Colonels and a 2-1 loss 

against Southeastern Sunday 
the Demons find themselves 
entwined in a tie with the 
Southeastern Lions for the 
No.l spot in the Southland 

The Demons held a 1-0 
lead against the Lions on Sun- 
day, but the depth of South- 
eastern proved to be too 
much for NSU to contend 
with when the constant pres- 
sure of the Lion offense 
scored two goals in the clos- 
ing moments of the second 

Despite the loss, goal- 
keeper Nellie Latolais contin- 
ues to play as one of the SLC 
top goalkeepers recording 
eight saves, bringing her total 
for the year to 97. 

With only two games left, 
the Demons are looking to 
finish the regular season 
strong, and possibly win the 
regular season SLC title. 

Both games will be 
against SLC opponents, with 
McNeese State Friday at 3 
p.m. and Stephen F. Austin 

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Nicholls State 
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Saturday at 7 p.m. 


McNeese State 
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Demons 7-1 with win over NSU 

By Joshua "BOO!" Barrios 

Sauce Reporter 

In a nationally televised 
game, the NSU Demons took 
the Nicholls State Colonels 
through a battle that would 
leave the Demons with one 
more victory to celebrate. 

The Demons traveled to 
Thibodaux, Louisiana to play 
the Colonels live on Fox Sports 
Net last Thursday and nearly 
let a four-game winning streak 
go. Through the first half of the 
game the Demons fought hard 
to stop the Colonels from gain- 
ing any ground. 

The only points scored in 
the first quarter belonged to 
Nicholls State. Punt returner 
David Plaisance gave them 
this score on an 80-yard punt 
return for a touchdown. NSU's 
forced punt, fumble, and the 
Colonels quick return made 
the game's future seem dim, 
but it was not over yet. 

Later in the second quarter 
Toby Zeigler stepped up to 
help the Demons with a 28- 
yard touchdown reception 
from Kevin Magee. That recep- 
tion was Zeigler's longest on 
the game and was only a small 
part of the 156 overall passing 
yards the Demons had that 

The Demons would later 
allow the Colonels to get ahead 
with a score of 14-7 until the 
fourth quarter. 

Magee who threw all of 
the Demon's 156 passing yards 
also made a one-yard rush 
himself to score the tying 
touchdown with a little over 

six minutes left in the game. 

After three more posses- 
sion exchanges the Demons 
would end up on top for good 
with a five-yard touchdown 
rush by Shelton Sampson. 
Chris Jones' fumble recovery 
with 17 seconds left sealed the 
Demon victory at the final sec- 
onds wore down. 

Head coach Scott Stoker 
said he did not think the game 
went as scripted, but that the 
team did well finding a way to 
win against the nationally 
ranked Colonels. 

"I think the kids played 
extremely well under some 
adverse conditions," Stoker 
said. "We've gotten a lot better 
each week." 

Stoker blames the weekly 
downfalls on immaturity but 
believes that the team will con- 
tinue to improve in the final 

Last week's win gave the 
Demons a 7-1 record on the 
season with their only loss 
going to the No. 5 ranked 
Georgia Bulldogs. The last 
time the Demons were 6-1 they 
lost the next game of the sea- 
son and the last time they were 
7-1 Stoker was the starting 

The Demons also made a 
move in rank after the win 
pushing to No. 3 in both the 
Sports Network media poll 
and the ESPN /USA Today 
coaches' poll. 

They are currently ranked 
No. 1 in the Southland Confer- 
ence with their final two oppo- 
nents; McNeese and Stephen F. 
Austin, following close 

Photo by Gary "Howlin"' Hardamon 

Justin K. Brown and Chris Jones share a totally masculine hug after the 
Demons 21-14 win over the other, other NSU Colonels. With the nationally 
televised win, Northwestern gained a record of 7-1 . 


"None of those polls really 
matter," Stoker said. "All we 
can do is control our own des- 

Today the Demons take on 
Sam Houston at Turpin Stadi- 

um at 7 p.m. This game, like 
the last, will be televised on 
Fox Sports Net. 

"They play good one week 
and bad the next week," Stoker 
said of Sam Houston. "I hope 
they stay on the bad side." 


A look ahead to the Demons ghoulish night of football against die Sam Houston Bearkats 

By Patrick "Skeleton" West 

Sauce Reporter 

The Northwestern State Demons 
will host the Sam Houston State Bear- 
kats in a Halloween showdown Thurs- 
day night at Turpin Stadium. 

"Made the move to Halloween so 
students would be more excited and 
ready to have a good time and be crag 
ative and have fun," Doug Ireland said. 

Northwestern State has not faired 
well on Halloween games losing 4 out 
of 5 on this spooky night. Overall the 
Demons have played a total of 9 games 
on Halloween and have only won 4 of 
those games. 

The last Halloween game was in 
1992 and the Demons pulled off a last 
minute drive winning the game by 
throwing a 5-yard touchdown pass with 
30 seconds left in the game. Northwest- 
ern State had to regain the lead twice in 
the final eight minutes to preserve the 
20-17 win over South West Texas. 

Helping the Demons in 1992 was 
Isabella. She made a guest appearance 
by running across the field during the 

Halloween halftime festivities. 

This will be the Demons third game 
on a Thursday night in front of a region- 
al televised audience. Fox Sports will 
air the game and is looking for pumped 
up fans in creative costumes. 

"Chance to be a unforgettable night, 
a chance to be silly and fun and the 
Television audience magnifies the event 
100 times," Ireland said. "I expect to 
laugh a lot while I am looking through 
the crowd during the TV commercials." 

"This is going to be the biggest 
party in the history of Natchitoches," 
Ireland said. 

Northwestern State hopes to break 
a three-year losing skid to the Bearkats 
on Halloween night. The Demons have 
lost the last three games including a 30- 
14 victory last season in Huntsville, 

The Demons, 7-1 overall, face a Sam 
Houston team that is 3-5 overall and 

has outscored NSU 78-27 in the last 
three years. 

The Demons are hoping to extend 
its eight game home winning streak at 
Turpin Stadium. Northwestern State 

has averaged 42 points at home during 
the eight game streak. 

NSU is averaging 400 yards offen- 
sively, tops in the Southland Conference 
and 25th nationally, while the Bearkats 
are giving up 350 yards per game. Sam 
Houston features a productive passing 
offense with the top two receivers in the 

Hfc^Defensively the Demons are fifth in 
the conference in pass defense allowing 
165 yards per game with 11 TDs. The 
Bearkats defense is allowing 202 yards a 
game in the air. 

No. 3 ranked Demons is coming off 
a close win last week against the No. 22 
ranked Colonels driving late in the 
fourth quarter for the go ahead touch- 
down for the close 21-14 win. The Bear- 
kats are coming off a 47-10 loss at the 
hands of No. 2 McNeese State. 

"The way we won last week in the 
fourth quarter shows what a team we 
have," Ireland said. 

Expect the unexpected Halloween 
night at Turpin Stadium set for a 7 pm 
kickoff time and can be seen on Fox 
Sports Net. 

Four NSU Crew boats medal at Texas PumpkinHead Regatta 

By "Jinxed" Janie Warren 

Sauce Reporter 

The NSU crew team is cur- 
rently enjoying a successful, 
exciting season. 

The team traveled to 
Austin, Texas Saturday for its 
third race of the season, the 
Pumpkin Head of the Col- 
orado. The team placed in all of 
the races, and won medals in 
four of them. 

Head crew coach, Alan 
Pasch said the team was defi- 
nitely prepared for the Pump- 
kinHead regatta and that it was 
a perfect size for the novice 
members of the team. 

"There was a nice amount 
of schools that participated, 
and the race wasn't too big or 
overwhelming for our novices, 

but it wasn't too small either," 
Pasch said. 

The race included a num- 
ber of rowing teams from Texas 
and other areas, but NSU was 
the only school from Louisiana 
that participated. Pasch said 
that competing against differ- 
ent teams made the event even 
more appealing. 

"We were mainly compet- 
ing against schools from the 
Southwestern conference," 
Pasch said. "Everyone is so 
used to competing against the 
Southeastern conference, and 
the change made the race more 

Novice crew member, Jes- 
sica Callac said that even 
though it was a messy day, the 
team enjoyed the competition. 

"We were very cold and 

wet that day, but we still did 
very well," Callac said. " It 
was so exciting, and we felt a 
lot of competition because it 
was Texas's river. When we 
passed their boats, that just 
made us want to achieve our 
goal even more." 

The crew team entered 15 
races. The open-eight mixed 
boat received second place; 
men's novice lightweight eight 
received second place; 
women's varsity received third 
place; and women's novice 
four received second place. 

NSU crew will travel to 
New Orleans, Louisiana, Sun- 
day for the state tournament. 
Pasch said that he thinks the 
team will perform extremely 

"Varsity is very strong and 

positive, and they motivate the 
novices to win," Pasch said. 
"We'll definitely do better than 
last year because we're a much 
better crew and everyone is 
more comfortable and used to 
my coaching style." 

PumpkinHead Results 

Women's Open 4+ 
3rd place 20:29.8 

Women's Novice 4+ 
3rd place 23:14.6 

Mixed Open 8+ 
2nd 17:29.7 

Men's Novice-2 8+ 
2nd 19:02.3 

Demon track teams 
take second at the 
Lamar Invitational 

By Patrick "Skeleton" West 

Sauce Reporter 

Freshman runners for the 
Northwestern State Demons 
men's and women's track 
team shined in the Lamar 
Cross Country Invitational 
leading them to a pair of sec- 
ond place team finishes. 

The Lady Demon track 
team was led by freshman 
runner Abby Salomon with a 
fifth place finish at a time of 
12:13 over the two mile 
course. Four other Lady 
Demons finished in the top 

Linzie Ledford finished 
seventh with a 12:30, and 
Margeaux Fisher was eighth 
with a time of 12:33, fol- 
lowed by Missy Payne with 
12:40. Rounding off the top 
ten was freshman Peggy Hill 
with a 12:41 in a close race. 

Two other Lady Demons 
finished strong by a 13th 
place finish by Christy Stark 
(12:53) and 19th from Jill 
Schenk (13:16). 

The Northwestern State 
Demon Lady track team fin- 
ished second overall in the 
team standings. 

The Lady Demons were 
31 points behind first place 
Lamar and followed by third 
place University of Louisiana 
Lafayette with 44 points. 

The men's track team 
was led by freshman Chris 
Groome who scored his first 
top ten of the season. He 
placed seventh with a time of 
16:31 with fellow teammate 
Blake Hines taking 13th and 
a time of 17:19 to score for 
the first time this season. 

Northwestern got a 2-3 
finish from Jonah Chemino 
(16:01) and Noah Murgor 
(16:05) over the 6,000-meter 

Roy Ramirez placed 17th 
with a time of 17:41 and 
Michael Hicks was 19th at a 
time of 18:24. 

The men's track team fin- 
ished second behind first 
place Lamar University with 
38 points and was followed 
by University of Louisiana 
Lafayette by 45 points. 

The meet was the last 
one before the 2002 South- 
land Conference Champi- 
onships hosted by North- 
western State on Monday, 
Nov. 4. 

Holy cow, Demons 
win.. .Demons win!!! 

By Andrew "Gihad" David 

Sauce Reporter 

The Demon volleyball 
team ended the month of 
October on a good note with a 
3-2 hard fought victory Satur- 
day night against Southland 
Conference team Sam Hous- 

The win was a welcomed 
end to a three game road trip 
that saw the Demons drop- 
ping two games to Stephen F 
Austin and Louisiana Mon- 
roe, as well as racking up 
three home losses prior to the 
start of the road trip. 

The much-maligned 
Demon volleyball team owed 
their success against the Bear- 
kats to senior outside hitter 
Christina Stone who led the 
way with 25 kills, 21 digs and 
just four attacking errors. 

Assisting Stone in the 
effort were junior outside hit- 
ter Becky David and fresh- 
man setter Flavio Belo. David 
accounted for 19 kills and 17 
digs, while Belo tallied up 17 

kills, 14 digs, 28 assists and 9 
total blocks to press the 
Demons on to victory. 

The Bearkats and Demons 
warred back and forth on the 
squeaky purple battlegrounds 
of Prather Coliseum with the 
Bearkats gaining an early 
advantage winning two of the 
first games 30-17. The 
Demons answered back in the 
second game taking a 30-24 
win, but Sam Houston 
responded with a narrow 30- 
28 victory. The Demons react- 
ed to the pressure though, 
and swept the last two games 
30-22 and 15-12. 

Although the Demons 
had cause for celebration with 
a win over Sam Houston, they 
will not find much else to cel- 
ebrate this season as they 
have set up shop at the bot- 
tom of the SLC with an 11-18 

The Demons will go in 
search of another moral victo- 
ry when they meet up with 
Nicholls State Friday at 7 p.m- 
in Prather Coliseum. 

Photo by Gary "Howlin " Hardf" 

Chelsea Smith and fellow Demon volleyball players ended their winning 
drought this week with a win against Sam Houston. 


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Audit: $60,000 misused 

By Garrett Guillotte 

News Editor 

State auditors found 
numerous instances of wrong- 
doing that resulted in the mis- 
use of more than $60,000, 
according to their report. 

According to the report 
dated Oct. 30 presented by leg- 
islative auditor Daniel Kyle: 

• NSU Continuing Education 
Dean Alvin Brossette, Jr. sub- 
mitted a fake invoice to the 

• The Ben D. Johnson Educa- 
tional Center, which the 
report said Brossette worked 
for, received $42,331 for con- 
tracted training that did not 
take place. 

• Brossette approved apparent- 
ly falsified documents that 
authorized payment for 
services that NSU employees 
may have not or did not pro- 

Brossette said he did not 
agree with any of the audit's 

"I do not concur with the 

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By Sauce Staff 

With Garrett Guillotte 

The Student Government 
Association senate met Monday 
night for just over an hour only 
to spend a majority of the meet- 
ing time discussing a bill to sup- 
port the single-lender rule. The 
senate also passed another piece 
of legislation regarding elec- 
tions, put a senator up for 
removal and nominated several 
senators to various committees. 

Bill FA02-015, sponsored by 
Ashman senator Amanda 
Breaux, was a courtesy sponsor 
bill for Louisiana Senator Mary 
Laridrieu and an Ohio Repre- 
sentative's single-lender legisla- 

The national legislation 
Proposes to amend national 
Ws against loan rate consoli- 
dation. Because many college 
students have student loans, the 
fete of the national legislation is 
a Pplicable to many NSU stu- 

Opposing the bill was jun- 
*j r class senator Dustin Floyd. 
\|°yd opposed the publicity 
^at would have possibly been 
& v en to Landrieu in Tuesday's 
ele ctions. 

"If we like the single-lender 
^...we should strike the 
Jerries of the senators from the 
°ul because elections are tomor- 
Floyd said. 

SGA president Stacie Cosby 
disagreed with Floyd, citing his 

bill from last week's meet- 

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audit findings," 
Brossette said. 
"The findings 
do not reflect 
what I know 
about the pro- 
gram that was 
going here at 
the University." 

"When the 
audit came, 
they (the auditors) had already 
concocted their story and they 
heard what they wanted to 
hear to," Brossette said. 

In the report, Brossette said 
the $42,331 was to pay for com- 
puters purchased for training 
Alliance's employees. Brossette 
also told the Sauce that the 
money was used for training. 

"The services were provid- 
ed, the people were trained, 
they were hired by Alliance 
Compressors," Brossette said. 

Legislative Auditor Daniel 
Kyle refuted Brossette' s claims, 
saying the auditors were fact 
finders and did their jobs prop- 

"Even though there were 

Brossette I Moffett Vogel 

allegations, we go in with a 
clean state and we determine 
for ourselves what actually 
happened," Kyle said. "Every- 
thing in the report is backed up 
in our report papers. We have 
documentation for everything 
we said." 

Kyle said the report 
papers, while not available to 
the public, would be made 
available to prosecutors should 
criminal charges be filed. 

In the report, Kyle said the 
University agreed in to monitor 
a $122,669 state Department of 
Economic Development train- 
ing contract with Natchitoches' 
Alliance Compressors in June 
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with monitoring the contract based Ben D. Johnson Educa- 
tional Center. 

Kyle reported that Bros- 
sette submitted a letter on June 
16, 2000, to the Economic 
Development department with 
the names of 56 people that 

on the University's behalf. 

Of the money, Kyle said in 
the report that $42,331 was to 
be used to train 60 Alliance 
hires in basic academic skills 
through the Natchitoches- 

completed the center's train- 
ing. However, the report stated 
that Lora Hayes, the Continu- 
ing Education department's 

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GM to 
resign for 

By Drew David 

Sauce Reporter 

Video may have killed the 
radio star, but pregnancy has 
sidelined the general manager 
of KNWD 91.7 FM, NSU's 
campus radio station. 

Senior public relations 
journalism major and general 
manager of KNWD Julie Pitts 
is resigning from her post so 
that she may deliver and take 
care of her forthcoming child. 

Pitts had indicated in the 
Sept. 12 edition of the Current 
Sauce she would remain as 
general manager throughout 
the pregnancy, but would 
entrust her day-to-day respon- 
sibilities to KNWD public rela- 
tions manager, roommate and 
close friend, post-graduate 
public relations journalism 
major Jessica Cramer. 

However, that plan was 
altered a week ago when Pitts 
changed her mind about stay- 
ing as her due date drew near- 
er and she began pondering 
her readiness in handling both 
the tasks of motherhood and 
operating a radio station. 

"It's my first child and I 
don't know exactly what its all 
going to entail," Pitts said. 
Although she would have 
been allowed a leave of 
absence, Pitts was unsure if 
the six-week period allowed 
would be sufficient. 

"I don't want to be 
responsible for the radio sta- 
tion after six weeks of recov- 
ery if I'm not emotionally 
ready to be back in there," 
Pitts said. 

Although Pitts had named 
Cramer as her choice for act- 

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Photo by Glenn Ward 

KNWD General Manager Julie Pitts shows off her baby belly Wednesday 
evening. Pitts is suggesting urban director Warner Tureaud as her replacement. 

ing manager in September, her 
new suggestion to the media 
board will be senior broadcast 
journalism major, urban music 
director and DJ Warner Tur- 

"Warner's been working 
with me side by side this 
semester and has learned a lot 
of the office skills," Pitts said. 
"I really think that Warner 
deserves it." 

Pitts also said that Cramer, 
although not receiving her 
nomination for general man- 
ager, would remain as the sta- 
tion's PR director. 

With Pitts' spring depar- 
ture a foregone conclusion, the 
only unresolved matter is the 
appointment of a new general 

According to the Student 
Government constitution and 
by-laws, the document that 
governs appointments of exec- 
utive members of student 
media, the NSU Media Board 
must be called to order to 
nominate a student to fill the 
general manager position. 
That nomination would then 
be sent to floor of the senate 
for confirmation by that body. 

■ Age-old chalk 
writing methods 
still active on 

By Rob Morgan 

Sports Editor 

Humans' practice of writ- 
ing on surfaces started around 
30,000 years ago. The Cave of 
Chauvet in France is one place 
where prehistoric man drew 
figures of animals, humans' 
figures and stencils of hands 
on cave walls for communica- 
tive or religious purposes. 

The civilization of man has 
gone through many technolog- 
ical advances since the incep- 
tion of cave drawing, but the 
practice itself is still abundant 
and only a tad removed from 
its original form. 

Chalking or the writing 
upon sidewalks or a building's 
walls is the modern form of 
cave drawing. Whereas prehis- 
toric man's work was a precur- 
sor to written language, 
today's drawings are 
announcements about parties, 
elections and even social 

On Sept. 30, 1997, "Vote 
Tri-Sig" and the rendering of a 
sailboat appeared on NSU's 
campus courtesy of a Tri- 
Sigma push for votes in an 
SGA election. 

NSU Crew was also used 
chalking around the same time 
as the Tri-Sigmas. Alan Pasch, 
head coach, was a rower when 
the crew used chalk around 
campus for self-promotion. 

"We stopped doing it 
because of complaints," Pasch 
said. "Somebody wrote a letter 
to the editor and then every- 
one wrote in — students, facul- 
ty — and it was a big argu- 

Pasch was under the 
assumption that the school 
had banned campus chalk 

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Two chalk figures embrace on a 
side of the art department addition, 
writing, but the student hand- 
book has nothing concerning 
the act. 

Luke Dowden remem- 
bered the two happenings and 
said there was much issue 
about the practice of chalking 
around campus. 

"They (administrators) just 
basically said 'no more,'" said 
Luke Dowden, assistant direc- 
tor of student activities. 

The University of Col- 
orado in Boulder and Swarth- 
more College located in Penn- 
sylvania have both fallen prey 
to messages of intolerance 
written around campus. Col- 
orado's administrators are 
now attempting to form a 
chalking policy. 

In response to an excess of 
campus chalking Truman State 
University in Kirksville, Mo., 
adopted guidelines. Personal 
dialogues are prohibited, 
chalking is allowed only in 
dedicated areas and the organ- 
ization is responsible for 
removing the chalk after the 

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the Current Sauce 

November 7, 2002 


Page Designer: 

Garrett Guillotte 

Spring registra- 
tion to start soon, 
with new classes 

SGA revises elections- 

By Sauce staff 

Early registration by tele- 
phone and internet for the 
Spring 2003 semester begins 
Nov. 13. 

Graduate students and 
seniors may begin registration 
on Wednesday Juniors may 
begin registration on Thurs- 
day and sophomores on Nov. 

Freshmen may not register 
over the telephone or Internet. 

Departmental early regis- 
tration begins Nov. 18 and 
ends Nov. 22. 

Students are encouraged 
to register early but may not 
do so if registration times con- 
flict with class schedules. 
Those students with time con- 
flicts may register after their 
scheduled registration times, 
but not before. 

The spring semester prom- 
ises six new courses for NSU 
students. There are new cours- 
es available in the colleges of 
business, chemistry and 
physics, language and com- 
munications, and the Universi- 
ty College. 

Pam Miller will be offering 
new classes in 

marketing/ management. 
Management 4450, which will 
focus on purchasing and sup- 
ply management, will be avail- 
able in both undergraduate 
and post-graduate classes. 

The class will cover the 
selection of suppliers, manag- 
ing suppliers, supplier quality 
management, global purchas- 
ing, negotiation, and all other 
aspects of supply manage- 

"Anyone working in a 
business could learn from this 
class," Miller said. 

Interdisciplinary studies 
offers another new course this 
year, a 2000 level course titled 

service learning, taught by 
University College advisor 
David Deggs. 

Deggs attempted to get the 
class started last semester, but 
there was a lack of student 
interest and the class was can- 

Service learning is a class 
based on the connection 
between service and learning, 
incorporating community 
service, and volunteerism in 

"We want the students to 
explore how they can con- 
tribute through their careers, 
but ultimately what we want 
from the student is response," 
Deggs said. 

Joseph Colavito will be 
offering two new freshman 
interest group classes geared 
towards journalism students. 

The speech and English 
courses will be comparable to 
other such classes but will 
have a definite slant towards 
journalism in the course read- 
ings and discussions. 

Julie Kane will be offering 
an Advanced Poetry Writing 
4090 course in the spring. 
Kane, selected for publication 
in the prestigious National 
Poetry Series for her collection 
Rhythm and Booze, will teach an 
intensive study and practical 
application of writing poetry. 

The college of chemistry 
and science will offer a special 
topics class on forensic science. 

Forensic science deals 
with any aspect of science as it 
pertains to the law. The class 
may cover subjects such as 
firearm and toolmark identifi- 
cation, crime science process- 
ing, personal identification, 
and criminal law. 

To register online, visit To register 
by phone, call 1-800-618-1531 
or 357-7016. 

Chalk writing still 
common on campuses 

■ Continued from page 1 


NSU has no formal ruling 
on chalk writing. Vice Presi- 
dent of Student Affairs Dan 
Seymour deemed it as an effec- 
tive way to promote campus 
events as long as the views 
expressed were not injurious. 

University Detective Doug 
Prescott's stance on chalking 
around campus depends on 


Compiled by Linda D. Held 

On Oct. 31 at 6:57 p.m. a 
female student called in a com- 
plaint that her tires were 
slashed in Boozman Hall park- 
ing lot. A report was filed. 

A male student called in a 
complaint of damage to his car 
in the NSU theater parking lot. 

At 10:12 p.m. a call was 
made to campus police of 
someone throwing eggs and 
bottles at Rapides Hall. An offi- 
cer arrived on the scene at 
10:17 p.m. and the situation 
was under control by 10:19 
p.m. as the suspects were gone. 

A female student saw some 
people stealing. When they 
noticed her they began chasing 
her to her dorm, Boozman 
Hall. The incident was logged. 

Another call was received 
from Rapides Hall about a per- 
son throwing eggs at around 
11:05 p.m. An officer respond- 
ed and the complaint was 

On Nov. 1 Sabine Hall 
front desk called at 3:05 a.m. 
requesting having a crowd dis- 
persed. Two units arrived on 

what is being written. 

"If something related to 
race or hate crimes was written 
it would be taken seriously," 
Prescott said, "but if it is just 
something like fraternities, 
sororities or football games we 
would not do anything." 

"As long as there is not any 
damage done because it will 
wash away and it is not per- 
manent," Prescott said. 


the scene. The call was logged. 

Around 3:15 a.m. a call was 
received from apt 1016 in the 
University Columns about an 
argument in the apartment 
directly above. Three units 
responded and the call was 

A call was received around 
11:20 p.m. that all of the frater- 
nity and sorority letters that 
were at the stadium have been 
thrown into Chaplin's Lake in 
front of the Kappa Sigma 

On Nov. 2 around 8:20 p.m. 
a call was received from Caddo 
Hall of drunken suspects dis- 
turbing students. One suspect 
claimed to be Natchitoches 
Police. Two units responded to 
the call, but suspects were gone 
upon arrival. 

On Nov. 4 around 8:45 p.m. 
the Sheriff's office reported a 
911 hang up from 1118D of the 
University Columns. Campus 
police arrived at the columns at 
8:50 p.m. and questioned the 
only person in the apartment at 
the time. She had no knowl- 
edge of a 911 hang up. No 
charges were made. 

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giving understood and unneces- 
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eight votes with the top 10 can- 
didates being chosen. 

That provision was 
removed from the bill before it 
passed, however, as senators 
found faults with the discrepan- 
cy between votes cast per voter 
and the number of candidates 

were nomi- 

"It is partisan and it 
leaves a bad taste in my 

my mouth," 
Henry said. 

The bill 
was tabled 

The sen- 
ate did 
approve a 
bill dealing 
with the 

Election Board. The bill rede- 
fines how many people are 
elected to Homecoming Court 
and how they are elected. 

The old system elected 10 
people to the Court by 10 votes. 
The proposed new system 
would have given voters only 

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SGA Senator Kelli Miller 
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tees, Henry to the Faculty 
Recognition Committee, Mindy 
McConell to the Library Recog- 
nition Committee, and Miller 
and Liz Hughes to the Teacher 
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Circlp K" International 

Weekly meetings are held on 
Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. in Room 
209 of Kyser Hall. If you have 
any questions about Circle K, 
contact Laurie Brown at 

Club NEO 

Northwestern Environmental 
Organization (NEO) has placed 
24 recycling bins throughout all 
buildings on campus with 
aluminum can soda machines. 
NEO meets at The Foundation 
(no affiliation) on Sundays at 6 

Psychology Club 

The NSU Psychology Club 
encourages all Psychology 
majors and minors to join. 
Meetings are held in Bienvenu 
Hall in Room 305 every other 
Monday afternoon at 3 p.m. The 

next meeting will be held on 
Monday at 3 p.m. There is no 
specific GPA required! 

Tau Kappa Epislon 

The members of Tau Kapp a 
Epsilon w ill be holding a clothing 
drive from Oct. 3 1 until Nov. 22 
If you wish to donate any items of 
clothing (t-shirts, jeans, sweats, 
etc) please bring them by the 
TKE House on Greek Hill and we 
will gladly take them in for 
donation. All proceeds will be 
given to charity so that the times 
can be distributed during 
Christmas. If you have any 
questions please direct them to 
Mr. Jeremy Abies at 352-9470. 

***To see your Campus 
Connection in next week s issue 
of the Current Sauce, bring a 
typed Connection to room 225 
of Kyser Hall. Or if you would 
like to e-mail your connection 
send it to: 

Minutes 11-04-02 
Call to Order- 7:06 p.m. 
The prayer was lead by Dustin Floyd. 
The pledge was lead by Cade Strong. 

Roll Call: 
Adam Allen 
Amanda Breaux 
Kayla Brossett 
Greg Comeaux 
Stacie Cosby 
Andy Dye 
Timberly Deville 

Dustin Floyd 
Tometrius Greer 
Chris Henry 
Jared Hewitt 
Liz Hughes 
Brian Jarreau 
Jennifer Jensen 
Chris Johnson 
Linzie Ledford 
Scott Manguno 
Cory Markham 
Dustin Mathews 
Mindy McConell 
Kelli Miller 
Cade Strong 
Taylor Morgan 
Casey Ponder 
Ken Romas 
Adam Stoll 
Alan Sypert 

Liz Webb 
Ken Romas 
Ryan Terry 
Timmy Watts 

Executive Reports 

Treasurer- Dustin Mathews 
The new budget is out. Organizational grants 
will meet at 6:15 on Monday, and Fiscal will 
at 11:00 am on Wednesdays. 

Vice President -Jennifer Jenson 
December 9th will be the Christmas Party at 
Trailboss. Cogratulations to Cade Strong for 
being named October Senator of the Month. 

President - Stacie Cosby 

We will be voting on people to go to COSGA. 

Departmental Reports 

Academic Affairs- Mindy McConell 
Our meetings are Wed. at 2:30. Scantron 
Giveaway is Mondays from 9-12:30. We will 
be having a parliamentary meeting next 
week, I'll get back to you with the time. 

External Affairs- Cade Strong 
The new radio show is Fridays from 1-3. 
External meets at 4:15 on Tuesday, and Club 
Sports meets at 5:00. We put up signs for new 
scantron hours, only the executives will be on 
the web page. 

Fiscal Affairs- Dustin Mathews 
Same as Treasurers report. 

Internal Affairs- Greg Comeaux 

Fiscal matters dealing with th£ treasure. 

Student Affairs- Luke Hutchinson 
Talked with chief, and got the Louisiana 
School parking lot changed to a commuter 
parking lot. Traffic Appeals meets at 2:00. 

SAB Report- Ryan Terry 
Ryan was not present. 

Advisor's Report- Mr. Henry 

The handicap ramp is finished. Please get 

busy on Legislation. 

Supreme Court Report- Supreme Court Jus- 
tice I 

Wednesday at 4:30, the court convened. We 
discussed items from internal affairs. I will 
report back with the results next week. 

Old Business 

Adam Stoll moves to approve bill FA02-013. 
Cade Strong seconds. Mindv McConnell 
moves to amend the bill, Tometrius Greer sec- 
onds. Motion passes by general consent. The 
amended FA02-009 passes by role call vote 
23-0-0, Linzie Ledford left the room. Mindy 
McConnell moves to approve bill FA02-015. 
Adam Stoll seconds. Dustin Floyd moves to 
lay the question on the table, Cade Strong sec- 

onds it. The motion fails by role call vote 9- 
13-0. Jared Hewitt left the room. Amanda 
Breaux moves to remove the first line of the 
bill, Mindy McConnell seconds. Motion pass- 
es by role call vote 20-2-0. Dustin Floyd 
moves to postpone the amended bill indefi- 
nitely. Luke Hutchinson seconds. The motion 
passes 12-11-0. Chris Johnson left. 

New Business 

Dustin Floyd moves to approve Bill FA02-017, 
Mindy McConnell seconds. The bill passes 
by role call vote 20-1-0. Luke moves to open 
the floor for unfinished business. Adam Stoll 
seconds. Motion passes by general consent. 
Mindy McConnell moves to approve the 
seven people up for committees all in one 
motion and all by general consent. Alan 
Sypert seconds. Motion passes by general 
consent. Dustin Floyd moves to approve the 
following senators to the respective commit- 
tees :Timberly Deville- Grad council, Kelli 
Miller to Registration Committee, Linzie Led- 
ford to Athletic Council, Chris Henry to the 
Faculty Recognition Council, Mindy 
McConnell to the Library Recognition Com- 
mittee, Kelli Miller and Elizabeth Webb tp 
Teacher Education Council. Kelli Miller sec- 
onds the motion, motion passes by general 
consent. Congratulations. 


Office hours were great! Work on legislation. 
The meeting was adjourned at 8:07 pm. 

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Webb supports report, plans actions 

t Continued from page 1 

had been previously trained 
under other unrelated grants. 

Brossette said he did not 
tell Hayes to falsify anything. 

"I have never asked any 
employee to create anything 
fictitious," Brossette said. 

In the report, Kyle also 
accused Brossette of submit- 
ting, but not of creating, a fic- 
titious invoice that resulted in 
the payment of the $42,331 to 
the center even though no 
training took place. 

The report says the Uni- 
versity refused to pay the first 
invoice because their contract 
was with Alliance Compres- 
sors, of whose employees' 
training Brossette was in 
charge, and not the center. 

On Aug. 8, 2000, an 
invoice that the report says 
was apparently from Alliance 
was submitted to the Univer- 
sity, with the amount and 
service description matched 
word for word. Days later, the 
report says the University cut 
a $42,331 check. 

Alliance and a "Ben John- 
son" endorsed the check. 
However, the report says the 
Alliance invoice was fraudu- 

Between June 30, 2000, 
and Aug. 30, 2000, the report 
says a check register from the 
Ben D. Johnson Educational 
Foundation showed three 
checks totaling $6,336 in value 
were written to Brossette. 

Kyle said that while the 
report could not specify what 

the money was actually used 
for, he stood by the report's 
findings that the money was 

Kyle also said in the 
report that Brossette submit- 
ted apparently falsified docu- 
ments that resulted in assis- 
tant professor Sherman Vogel 
and instructor Kevin Nora 
being paid for work they did 
not do, and assistant professor 
Glenn Moffett for work he 
may not have done. 

The report did not cite 
who falsified the reports. 
Brossette said he did not fake 
any reports himself. 

"I have never falsified 
anything on the behalf of any- 
body," Brossette said. 

Kyle said in the report 
that Moffett and Vogel both 
received pay for work they 
may not have done in inci- 
dents during June 2001 and 
May 2002. 

The report said Moffett 
received $10,990.28 for 90 
hours of work reported in two 
time sheets from July 2001, a 
rate of about $122 per hour. 

The state Department of 
Labor, which was in charge of 
the grant work Moffett was 
being paid for as its coordina- 
tor, e-mailed the University 
stating that the maximum pay 
rate an employee in Moffett's 
position could receive was no 
more than $31.25 per hour. 

According tot he report, 
on Oct. 9, 2001, Brossette sent 
a letter to the Labor Depart- 
ment stating that Moffett's 

hours were misrepresented 
and should have been 368 

Moffett said in the report 
that he worked more hours 
than he originally reported 
but was told by Hayes that he 
could only get paid for a frac- 
tion of them. 

The report said Moffett 
added that he did not docu- 
ment how many hours he 
worked because he has a pho- 
tographic memory. 

The report also said that 
earlier this year, students were 
added to attendance rosters in 
40 occasions of Nora's classes 
after they were turned in even 
if they were not present. 

Nora's pay was deter- 
mined from the number of 
students present, thus inflat- 
ing the amount of money he 
received, according to the 

Nora, hired in March, told 
the auditors that Moffett 
requested him to give Moffett 
up to half of each of his inflat- 
ed paychecks. Moffett told the 
auditors that he did not. 

The report also said that 
in May, Moffett recommended 
that Vogel should assume his 
duties of coordinator of the 
grant program since Moffett 
had reached his limit of extra 

The report said Vogel was 
paid $7,520 for 360 hours of 
work between May 2002 and 
June 2002. Vogel, however, 
told auditors he did not work 
all of those hours and could 

not provide any proof of how 
many hours he did work. 

Rather, Vogel told audi- 
tors in the report that Moffett 
instructed him to report 360 
hours. Brossette said in the 
report that Vogel did work all 
of those hours, and the report 
stated that Brossette approved 
Vogel's time sheet. 

In the report, only Vogel 
said he would return any 
money he wrongly received. 

Kyle said the University 
was responsible for the money 
provided to it. 

"The University has a 
responsibility to control that 
money that goes through it," 
Kyle said. "So there's a defi- 
nite weakness in internal con- 
trols for this to take place." 

University President Ran- 
dall Webb brought about the 
legislative audit on June 26. 
The report said Webb notified 
Kyle after learning that atten- 
dance records for training ses- 
sions may have been inflated, 
which referred to the Nora- 
Moffett incident. 

In both a letter in an 
appendix to the audit and a 
University press release, 
Webb said he fully concurs 
with the report's findings and 
would implement new meas- 
ures to prevent further abuse, 
but did not specify any fur- 
ther details. 

Brossette said he was "not 
at liberty to say" what he 
would do in response to the 
audit or the University's sup- 
port of it. 

As of press time, the Uni- 
versity was actively employ- 
ing Brossette as the Dean of 
Continuing Education. He 
had been placed on paid 
administrative leave when the 
audit was announced in July. 

Neither criminal charges 
nor University disciplinary 
actions have yet been brought 
against anyone mentioned in 
the report. 

District Attorney Van 
Kyzar said there would be an 
independent investigation 
into the audit before any 
arrests or other legal actions 
would be made. 

Kyzar said legislative 
audits are not uncommon, and 
that NSU is occasionally the 
subject of such an audit. 

"All public institutions 
are subject to audit review by 
the legislative audit office to 
determine if the accounting 
procedures are proper and 
have been adhered to and 
hopefully to ensure public 
money is not being misused," 
Kyzar said. 

The last legislative audit 
of a Louisiana university to 
find serious fraud was last 
year's report on Grambling 
State University, which found 
a former athletic department 
employee diverting more than 
$35,000 of ticket receipts to an 
illicit bank account. 

The NSU audit report is 
public record and is available 
on-line though the state audi- 
tor's website at 

Timeline of Errors 

June 1998 

Department of 
grants Alliance 
contract to NSU 

Brossette sends 
NSU list of 
names by 
employee Lora 
Hayes, who said 
wanted names 
from 1998,1999 
June 16, 2000 

Moffett named 
coordinator of 
training program 
May 2001 

Brossette sends 
letter clarifying 
Moffett's hours 
Oct. 9, 2001 

Vogel, in Moffett's 
position, is paid 

for hours he says 
he did not work 

May-June 2002 

May 1998 

Ben D. Johnson 
Center trains 
under grant 

The center 
trains more 
under grant. 
Nov. 1999 

University pays 
the center 
$42,331 after 
receiving a 
potentially fake 
Alliance invoice 
Aug. 17, 2000 

approves 60- 
and 30-hour 
time sheets for 
Moffett at a rate 
of $122/hour 
June 13, 2001 
July 24, 2001 

I Jun 

Oct. 30, 2002 

Kyle releases 
report on audit 

Nora hired for 
Continuing Ed. 
March 2002 

Webb calls Kyle 
with payroll 
fraud concerns 
June 26, 2002 

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An election summary: Did your vote count? 

By Sauce staff 

Louisiana residents turned 
out to the polls Tuesday in vain 
hopes of electing, among oth- 
ers, a new Congressional Rep- 

On Dec. 7 Louisiana will 
come back out to vote in run- 
off elections. Incumbent Mary 
Landrieu and Suzanne Haik 
Terrell will face off for a major- 
ity of the vote. 


In Tuesday's elections, 
Landrieu received 46 percent 
of the vote and her next closest 
competitor was Terrell with 27 
percent of the Vote. 

John Breaux is Louisiana's 
other Senator. 

The entire nation will be 
focused on this one senatorial 
election because of the weight 
the new senator will swing to 
her party. 

Currently, the Senate is 
split very nearly down the 
middle with 51 Republican 
senators, 47 democrat senators 
and two Independents. If elect- 
ed, Terrell will swing the 
Republican Party into control 
of the Senate. 

Louisiana also elected 
seven new House members. 
David Vitter, William Jefferson, 
Billy Tauzin, Jim McCrery, 
Richard H. Baker and Chris 
John were all reelected in their 

The new house is closely 
matched with 206 Democrat 
representatives and 227 
Republican representatives. 
The House also has two Inde- 
pendent members. 

The 5th District will have a 
run-off between Rodney 
Alexander and Lee Fletcher. 
The 5th District includes, 
among others, Iberville, Rapi- 
des and Winn parishes. 

John Cooksey did not run 
for District 5 reelection in favor 

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Tuned out, 
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Voter turnout rates among 
18- to 24 -year-olds in the 
United States have dropped 
by one-third since 1972. 

Disaffected youth 

Percent of 1 8- to 24-year-olds 
who say that ... 

Voting is a duty 

of his Senatorial campaign. 
Voters also decided on 12 
Louisiana Constitutional 

Proposed Amendment No. 
1 moved legislative sessions 
and fiscal sessions to better 
equip local representatives, 
and passed. Proposed Amend- 
ment No. 2 regarding individ- 
ual and joint income tax limita- 
tions passed. 

Proposed amendment No. 3 
about the Minimum Founda- 
tion Program and the redistrib- 
ution of state funds for alloca- 
tions passed, as did proposed 
amendment No. 4 concerning 
removal of public employees 
from office. 

Proposed amendment No. 

5 failed. No. 5 would have 
allowed contractors for retire- 
ment communities to be 
exempt from some taxes. 

Proposed amendment 
Nos. 6 and 7 both passed. No. 

6 requires the governor to 
budget appropriately for law 
enforcement and fire protec- 
tion. No. 7 now dictates that 
persons applying for home- 
stead exemption will no longer 
be required to re-file annually. 
Amendment Nos. 8 through 12 
all failed. 

No. 8 would have required 
Louisiana schools to invest up 
to 50 percent of all grants, gifts, 
endowments, and other funds. 


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No. 9 would have invested 
up to 35 percent of all Medic- 
aid funds. 

No. 10 would have estab- 
lished a fund to aid farmers 
who rely heavily on irrigation. 

No. 11 would have 
exempted oil-drilling rigs from 
some state taxes, and No. 12 
would have made the qualifi- 
cations for Livingston Parish 
(6th District) determined by 

The Louisianan Secretary 
of State's offices Department of 
Elections estimates that some 
38 to 40 percent of the state's 
registered voters turned out. 
This is a relatively high statis- 
tic for an election without a 
Presidential election where 60 
to 65 percent may turn out to 

Voter turnout was lowest 
among registered voters ages 
18 to 24. This is traditionally 
the lowest turnout age group. 

Most NSU students are not 
registered to vote. Of those stu- 
dents that are registered, many 
still did not vote. 

"I registered back home 
and I didn't have a way to get 
back home to vote," said 
Louisiana Scholars' College 
senior John Birch. 

Voting is a responsibility 


Voting is a right 

Voting is a choice 

Politicians prefer to talk 
with older, wealthier people 


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November 7, 2002 

A hands-off look at 


By Callie Reames 

Sauce Reporter 

Sexual innuendos, sexual graffiti 
and persistent unwanted sexual atten- 
tion are three of dozens of sexual 
harassment characteristics. In the past 
ten years, Dan Seymour, vice presi- 
dent of student affairs, said there have 
been about three informal and formal 
student sexual harassment complaints 
at NSU. 

"I have seen incidents where 
there have been allegations, but noth- 
ing was ever written up," Seymour 

Director of Counseling and 
Career Services Rebecca Boone said, 
"I would imagine there are a lot more 
cases of harassment than are report- 

Boone, a licensed professional 
counselor and nationally certified 
counselor, said the counseling and 
career center, Room 305 of the Student 
Union, has two counselors and three 
interns available for victims to talk 

"The amount of emotional trau- 
ma depends a lot on that person and 
how they handle things," Boone said. 

Boone also said people who have 
been sexually abused could be more 
sensitive to sexual harassment. 

Sexual harassment is not the only 
thing that counselors deal with, but 
they are equipped to deal with sexual 
harassment victims. 

"We're not here to tell people 
what to do or give advice," Boone 
said, "we are here to explore options." 

Procedures to follow in the event 
of sexual harassment are described in 
the 2002-2003 Student Handbook, 
pages 61-64. 

"It is the responsibility of the stu- 
dent to familiarize themselves with 
the handbook." Seymour said. Copies 
are available in all student affairs 
offices and in Orientation 1010. 

The NSU Demon Dazzlers did not 
know the policy regarding sexual 
harassment complaints, but they said 
they take steps to deter sexual harass- 

The Demon Dazzlers perform at 
NSU events such as football games 
and pep rallies, and they said sexual 
harassment has not been a major 
problem for them. 

"As a team we try to prevent it by 
going as a group to places," Angelin 
Adams, a junior English major, said. 

Courtney Young, a junior theater 
major, said when they work out in the 
mornings, it is in groups of two or 

Young said the team captains 
make sure the dancers do not do any- 
thing to promote or provoke sexual 
harassment. If harassment does occur, 

Photo illustration by Chad Black 

Sexual harassment is defined as sexual innuendos, sexual graffiti and any unwanted sexual attention from another party. There are sev- 
eral ways for people to become sexually harassed. Grabbing one's buttocks without invitation is considered sexual harassment. 

Young said it is like a slap in the face 
to the group. 

"We don't egg anybody on. We 
don't encourage it," Young said. 

Freshman business major Staci 
Alexander, also a dazzler, said she did 
not like the atmosphere outside 
Sabine Hall. 

"When you don't feel safe where 
you're living, it's a problem," Alexan- 
der said. 

Shelia Gentry, coordinator of resi- 
dence halls, said there is a loitering 
nuisance outside Sabine and Iberville 
cafeteria. Gentry is in the process of 
attaining signatures for a petition to 
request crowd control in front of the 

"Some of the girls feel a little 
threatened," Gentry said. Gentry does 
not feel comfortable enough to walk 
from Sabine to Rapides Hall when 
groups of 20 to 50 males stand out- 

"I feel like they're in charge," 
Gentry said about the groups. "We 
have 20 or 30 people running this 
dorm, but I feel like they're in 

"It's intimidating even if they 
aren't doing anything," Gentry said. 

Students have the right to gather 
in those places unless they block 
doors, use profanity or physically 
contact someone when it is unwel- 
come. The latter of the two violates 
the student code of conduct, found on 

page 85 of the Student Handbook. 

"You can't stop people from 
standing around," Frances Conine, 
director of student services, said. 
However, Conine said the University 
Police could take action against peo- 
ple blocking doorways. 

"I think its wrong for people to 
feel harassed," Conine said. 

Gentry said she wants the loiter- 
ing to stop. 

"We just want it to go away with- 
out hurting someone's rights," Gentry 
said. About 170 people have signed 
the Sabine petition. 

Some students do not feel threat- 
ened by the groups of males standing 
around. Ladorian Latin, a freshman 
math major said people who get sexu- 
ally harassed are not completely 

"They cause it by the way they're 
dressed and by actually following the 
guys," Latin said. 

Berke, a freshman 
psychology major, 
said she thought 
girls who hit a 
male's buttocks 
and pinch them are 
sexually harassing 
the males. 

"Girls take 
advantage of guys, 
but guys don't 
make a big deal 

about it," Berke said. 

Matt Tucker, a sophomore physi- 
cal education major, thinks males wel- 
come the attention more than females. 
While he was speaking, a female 
friend kicked Tucker playfully on his 

"I don't see girls as a threat at all," 
Tucker said. Tucker had noticed a 
harassment problem for females out- 
side Iberville and Sabine hall. 

Tucker said, "I've seen them ver- 
bally harassed. I haven't seen any 
groping or anything." Tucker said the 
harassed females did not listen to the 
harassers and continued walking. 

Verbal sexual harassment or other 
repeated offensive behaviors fall into 
the category of hostile environment 
sexual harassment when they create 
an unpleasant or intimidating work 
environment and unreasonably inter- 
fere with someone receiving an edu- 

The other type of sexual harass- 
ment is called quid pro quo sexual 
harassment. It is unwelcome sexual 
advances, requests for sexual favors, 
and other verbal or physical conduct 
of a sexual nature. Submission to that 
conduct is a condition of a person's 
employment or academic advance- 

Sexual harassment, unlike cam- 
pus crime, is not listed in annual 
crime statistics, and an accurate repre- 
sentation of sexual harassment inci- 
dents at NSU does not exist. 

A student's initial complaint is 
informal. The student would meet 
with Seymour to discuss the charges 
and complete a sexual harassment 
complaint checklist. There would be 
further investigation and disciplinary 
action, discussion with parties 
involved, mediation and /or compro- 
mise. Seymour, a licensed mental 
health counselor with a master degree 
in counseling, would attempt to 
resolve the matter. 

The endeavor to resolve any com- 
plaint, if done through mediation or 
discussion, is controlled by Seymour. 
Seymour deals with all violations of 
the student code of conduct. 

If the complainant is pleased with 
the outcome, a confidential record is 
made of the informal complaint. If, 
however, he or she is unsatisfied with 
the result of the informal complaint 
process, the next step to take is initiat- 
ing the formal grievance procedure. It 
is outlined in the Student Code of 
Conduct on page 85 of the Student 

The matter is pursued through 
the administrative chain, which is the 
immediate supervisor or the person 
who rendered the previous decision. 

A formal sexual harassment com- 
plaint would go from Seymour to the 
Disciplinary Appeals Committee, 
which is made up of six faculty mem- 
bers and five students. From there, the 
complaint would go through the uni- 
versity president. Past the president is 
the Board of Supervisors for the 
Louisiana University System. If the 
student is still unsatisfied, he or she 
could acquire a lawyer outside of the 
university system. 


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Are you familiar with sexual harassment? 

Unwelcomed characteristics of sexual 

■ Shouting obscenities at women as they 
pass a fraternity house or other place where 
men gather. 

■ Loudly discussing a person's sexual attrib- 
utes and rating his or her attractiveness. 

■ Mooning 

■ Pulling down a person's shorts or pants 

■ Creating a sexually demeaning atmos- 
phere, such as displaying posters and pic- 
tures that are sexist or otherwise demeaning 
to women, or having social events focusing 
on women's sexuality, such as wet T-shirt 

■ Showing petty hostility by throwing 
things, pouring drinks over people's heads 
or a woman's breasts, or heckling people 
when they enter a room 

■ Making sexual remarks. 

■ Body passing at stadiums 

■ Biting a person 

■ Threatening rape or other sexual abuse. 

■ Sexual innuendos, comment, or bantering 

■ Asking or commenting about a person's 

■ Humor or jokes about sex 

■ Persistent sexual attention, especially 
when it continues after a clear indication 
that it is unwanted 

■ Asking for sexual behavior 

■ Touching a person, including patting, 
pinching, stroking, squeezing, hugging, or 
brushing against his or her body 

■ Touching or grabbing a person's breasts, 
crotch or buttocks 

■ Giving a neck or shoulder massage 

■ Leering or ogling, such as "elevator eyes," 
or staring at a woman's breast or body 

■ Spreading rumors about a person's sexual 

■ Calling people names such as "hot stuff," 
"cutie pie," "bitch," "whore," or "slut" 

■ Making obscene or sexually suggestive 
gestures or sexual sounds such as sucking or 
kissing noises. 

■ Sexual graffiti in general or about a partic- 
ular person 

■ Using sexual ridicule to denigrate or 
insult a person 

■ Sending sexual mail, notes, e-mail, or 
making sexually explicit phone calls 

■ Sending, giving, showing, or displaying 
sexual materials, including pornography, 
sexual pictures, cartoons and calendars 

■ Laughing at or not taking seriously some 
one who experiences sexual harassment 

■ Blaming the victim of sexual harassment 
for having caused it 

■ Making denigrating, sexist remarks about 
a gender in general or about a particular 
member of that gender 

■ Stalking a person either on or off campus 

■ Direct or indirect threats or bribes for sex- 
ual activity 

■ Attempted or actual sexual assault or 

For questions regarding sexual harassment 

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the Current Sauce 

November 7, 2002 


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Oprah: Larger than life, right next to Jesus 

Kaleb Breaux 
Editor in chief 

not have any 

So, I 
just finished 
Oprah, the 
queen of day- 
time talk, 
make a mockery of our quaint 
redneck, college town. I must 
say I am very embarrassed for 
Peggy Plunkett and those of 
you so called residents who 
will live here after your four, I 
mean five or six, years of col- 
lege are over. 

How intelligent do you 
have to be to see Oprah's bla- 
tant charade of making a joke 

of Natchitoches? I must say I 
was almost convinced she 
had lived in Natchitoches all 
of her life with her cheesy 
country accent. Hey, Peggy, 
she was making fun of you. 

Honestly, even Oprah 
thought she was bigger than 
Jesus during Homecoming. 

Speaking of Homecom- 
ing, isn't it supposed to be 
one of our biggest days of the 
fall. I must ask the 2002 
Homecoming court how it 
feels to be overshadowed by a 
visitor with loads of money? I 
guess your parade was rained 
on; okay so maybe not your 
parade but the day after, you 
guys were pretty wet. It was a 
shame Oprah had to mention 

that Northwestern State Uni- 
versity was in Natchitoches 
during her show because any 
weight a degree from here 
carried has been totally negat- 

I know every week we 
have something to say about 
the Student Government, but 
hell guys, did we really have 
to boost her ego with "Oprah 
Day." That's correct your SGA 
has passed legislation claim- 
ing Oct. 18 as "Oprah Day." 
Holy crap is there not any- 
thing else going on around 
campus these days. What's 
next, a memorial for the late 
Jim Croce, who performed his 
last concert in Prather Colise- 
um before his pilot landed his 

plane in the top of some pine 
trees. If you really want some- 
thing to do we could discuss 
the whole censorship thing 
again, just kidding. 

So here are some tips just 
in case another world- 
renowned celebrity comes to 

1. Do not have a scrapbook of 
photos of the celebrity laid 
out on your table just in case 
the celebrity comes to visit. 

2. Sound educated. People 
from the north like to mock 
our southern accents. The 
least you could do is sound 
educated. Women, try not to 
sound so much like a south- 
ern belle. 

3. Be considerate. Think about 

the others in your community. 
I know Oprah said NSU was 
great and all, but damn 
Peggy. We are a place of high- 
er education. 

4. Do not invite the celebrity 
to be the grand marshal of 
any parades, even if it's a 
parade for the Boy Scouts of 

5. Do not playoff the celebri- 
ty's visit as if it were planned 
for her to be here. It was coin- 
cidental; let's keep it that way. 

6. Erase any messages on 
your answering machine that 
may have been put on said 
machine by the celebrity. 
Trust me it really makes you 
sound like a stalker. 

7. Please refrain from crying 

after catching a glance of the 

8. Do not take the celebrity to 
the nursing home. As fun is 
this may sound, sometimes 
those people smell like urine. 

9. Do not hold up traffic for 
the celebrity. They can fight 
through 3 p.m. traffic like any 
other normal citizen. 

10. Refrain from anything that 
may later bring you embar- 
rassment in front of millions 
of viewers. This includes 
those girls who have been 
seen on girls gone wild. 

If you follow these 10 
simple guidelines you will 
make people in your commu- 
nity look less like they should 
be on a short bus. 

An Addict's Story Part 2-The second sign 

By Kristopher Luis Fiallos 

(El Servidor De Dios) 
Guest columnist 

■ Preface-This is a non-fiction- 
al account of someone's life. 
Names and places have been 
changed but everything writ- 
ten is completely true. This is 
the story of a young man and 
his problems with alcohol and 
drugs. This is the story of my 
life. This is part two of a three 
part series. 

When I returned I discov- 
ered that I was now known 
around town as a major pusher 
by regular people, politicians, 
the police, and especially trag- 
ic, the narcotics office. 

Apparently one old cus- 
tomer of mine had been busted 
and in order to get his time 
reduced he had narced on me. 
He told them everything, so it 
became difficult to do any- 

I would be randomly 
stopped for some excuse or 
another to have my car and my 
body searched for drugs. They 

never caught me with any- 
thing; the only thing that 
would catch me was time. For 
sooner or later, I would either 
die from an overdose or get 
caught and go to jail. At the 
time these consequences meant 
very little to me and I contin- 
ued to use. 

As I continued to use, it 
started to become apparent 
that some of the drugs I was 
taking took control of me. I fig- 
ured I would cut down and just 
use drugs I could still function 
on. What I really was doing 
was replacing one evil for 
another, substituting. I began 
taking pain pills (bloops) and 
drinking heavily. In my mind, I 
wasn't a drug head because I 
believed I was in control. 

In truth, I had no control I 
was in fact being controlled by 
the drugs and the drug 
lifestyle. If I wasn't looking I 
was using, if I wasn't using I 
was feigning-or going through 
some kind of withdrawal. 

With so much of my life 
dedicated to drugs, I stopped 
being a good man to the only 

person who had been good to 
me and had loved me uncondi- 
tionally since I was 15. This 
was my girlfriend Tina, the 
only person I ever truly loved 
including myself. With all the 
drugs and alcohol I consumed 
I would never let her take any- 
thing because I actually cared 
about what could happen to 

I was a terrible boyfriend 
but she stayed with me for a 
long time. I would be messed 
up and just start an argument 
with her over nothing. 

It was even worse when I 
was dry and I couldn't find 
anything. I would borrow 
money from her to get pills for 
myself; this was money she 
was working for, her hard- 
earned money but at the time I 
didn't care. Although I started 
arguments, borrowed money 
and even wrecked her car I 
never hurt her physically with 
drugs or physical abuse. It was 
because I really did love her 
but I cared about the drugs 

She eventually left me, 

which was the smartest thing 
she could do because when I 
look back I would have left me. 
I tried for months to get her 
back but I couldn't even stop 
using so how could I promise 
things would be different if the 
problem still remained. 

I fell into a deep depres- 
sion and attempted suicide on 
non-addictive barbituants. I 
was brought to the hospital 
where I had to have my stom- 
ach pumped. The doctor sug- 
gested to my parents that they 
check me into a mental health 
slash, drug and alcohol abuse 
recovery center, called Cross- 
roads. They did, but I did not 
want to be in there, with peo- 
ple who heard voices and had 
real problems compared to 
mine, or so I thought. 

I came up with a plan to 
get out after the three manda- 
tory days. What I did was I told 
the doctor I was not really try- 
ing to kill myself by taking the 
medication, as a matter of fact, 
I didn't use any drugs. I just 
had a terrible headache, and I 
took too many in a desperate 

attempt to get rid of the 
headache. The truth was that I 
had been taking 180 to 200 mil- 
ligrams of oxycoton daily, 
along with a good amount of 
alcohol. I tried not to show the 
withdrawals I was going 
through and did a good job. So 
good that on the third day, the 
doctor said I could go home. 

I was ecstatic; it had 
worked and I was going to get 
to go home back to my so- 
called normal life. 

As I walked from the Doc- 
tors office in one hall to my 
room in the other hall, I began 
to get really hot then I got real- 
ly cold, I don't know what hap- 
pened next because I just 
blacked out. 

When I woke up, I had no 
use of any of my body parts, I 
could not even talk all I could 
do was moan. I still have never 
been as scared as I was at that 
moment, I began crying 
because I thought I was going 
to be like that forever, but slow- 
ly, I began to regain the use of 
my limbs, body, and my 

I got up and walked to the 
nurse who was sitting at the 
door of my room and asked 
him what had happened. He 
said I had had an epileptic 
seizure. What puzzled and 
scared me was that I was not 

I was then taken to the hos- 
pital where I stayed for a week 
while the doctors ran test after 
test on me to see what had 
caused this grandma seizure. 

Through their testing, they 
found that that I had already 
had two small strokes that hap- 
pened around the time I was 
doing a good amount of 
cocaine. After a week, they still 
did not know what had caused 
the seizure so I told them about 
the amount of pain medicatioil 
and how often I had been tak : 
ing it. 

The doctor's face turned to 
stone, and he told me I had suf- 
fered a type of withdrawal 
from which most people never 
recover physically or mentally. 
This was my second sign from 
God to stop. 

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City hits shelves; 5 million copies sold 

By Adam Parker 

Guest Columnist 

Grand Theft Auto 3 was the 
quintessential game to high- 
light excess last year. It allowed 
a freedom in games that had 
been realized in video games 
few times before. It tested the 
waters for how far a video game 
could go, breaking many doors 
down. Grand Theft Auto 3 sold 
somewhere in the neighbor- 
hood of 7 million copies, and is 
still quite popular a year after 
its release. But it was only the 
tip of the iceberg. 

On Oct. 29, Grand Theft 
Auto: Vice City was released to 
the glee of many videogamers 
and the disgust of numerous 
advocates of morality. It depicts 
graphic violence, sexual acts, 
drug use, and all kinds of taste- 
less humor. There were 5 mil- 
lion copies of the game reserved 
before it was even released, and 
there has been a large demand 
for the game around Natchi- 
toches. Various things can be 
done in the game, such as sell- 
ing drugs out of an ice cream 
truck, stealing all sorts of vehi- 
cles, employing a prostitute, 

owning a strip club 
and many others. 
The subject matter 
serves as the meat 
and potatoes for all 
things wrong to 
media decency advo- 

Vice City criti- 
cizes and offends 
pretty much every 
group imaginable. 
There are radio stations with 
humorous advertisements, 
hopelessly outdated and comi- 
cal '80s music, and the most 
interesting to me, the talk radio. 

Photo courtesy of 

It pokes fun at preach- 
ers, politicians, and 
pimps. It ridicules 
feminists, fascists, and 
philanderers. It por- 
trays individuals of 
the period and of the 
modern one as well, 
as caricatures, spew- 
ing forth their opin- 
ions, one way or the 
other, in a humorous 
light. It even criticizes the 
industry of video games, hav- 
ing a commercial of kids that 
play them proclaiming "I'll 
never go to school again!" 

One of the unsung heroes 
of the game appears to be the 
unlikeliest, Socrates. On one of 
the talk radio stations in the 
game, the talk show host criti- 
cizes the state of the city, won- 
dering if Vice City would feed a 
wise man hemlock, alluding to 

Perhaps in this created city 
of excess, we can take a look at 
ourselves, and maybe indulge 
in some Socratic wisdom, real- 
izing that as much as we think 
we know everything, we really 
know nothing, myself included. 
Maybe we can look at how pop- 

ular such a gruesome and sexu- 
ally explicit game has become, 
and wonder if this is the way 
that some would want to solve 
the problems in life, by simply 
indulging in vice. 

Vice City stands as a sarcas- 
tic opus to the misconstrued 
vision of what is virtue, and 
gives you the chance to indulge 
in all the vice you can stand. B 
doesn't serve as moral, and 
nobody can reasonably argue 
that plunging a chainsaw into 
an old lady's chest is, but i' 
serves as an example of what 
we should work to avoid. 

Current Sauce 

Students serving the 
Northwestern State University student body since 1914 


Kaleb Breaux 
Managing Editors 

Garrett Guillotte (News) 
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Volume 88 f Issue 12 

The Current Sauce is available 

every Thursday. To contact 
The Sauce's offices, telephone 
or mail or visit: 
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NSU, 225 Kyser Hall 
Natchitoches, LA 71497 

First copies of The Sauce are 

free to NSU students and 
faculty. Additional copies are 
available for 50 cents each. 
E-mail your letters to the edi- 
tor to: currentsauce@hot- . 
Remember to include your 
name and contact information 
(classification, major and e- 
mail address) along with a 
copy of your letter. 

Letters to the Editor 

Educate yourself of Single Lender Rule 

Do you rely on student loans to pay 
upwards of $3000 for your education 
this semester alone? If you are one of 
4,600 students here at NSU Natchi- 
toches, you are not alone. A large majori- 
ty of our students rely on student loans. 
When you go to pay off your debt in a 
few years, do you know what restric- 
tions you face? 

The Single lender rule applies to all 
students consolidating student loan 
debt. Simply, if one of your lenders 
offers consolidation of all loans, you 
must payback hat lender, regardless of 
their interest rate. This means guaran- 
teed profit for your bank and little choic- 
es for you. 

In June of 2002, Maty Landrieu and 
Ralph Regula, a republican representa- 
tive from Ohio, both introduced legisla- 
tion eliminating the single lender rule. 
You may be wondering what does this 
mean to me? Political affiliations aside, 
these two legislators are working to 
make college more accessible and more 
financially feasible for you, the students 
of NSU and students like yourself all 
across the country. 

I urge you to educate yourself. Con- provides opportunities for you 
to not only learn about issues such as 
the single lender rule, but also the 
opportunity for you to contact your rep- 
resentatives and senators and let them 

know how you feel. 

Often time political affiliations blur 
our perspective on issues that matter to 
us, as students and as citizens who must 
pay off debts. I implore you as a fellow 
student to learn and to voice how you 
feel about these issues. If we don't then 
we are subject to whatever is out there 
on the books right now. Change can onl/; 
happen if you get involved. Educate 
yourself and please vote in December. 
Vote for your future and the future of all 
your fellow students here at NSU. 

Amanda Breaux 

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26 Sen. Kefauver 
28 List entry 
30 Doctors 
34 "Death of a 


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39 Prepare to run 
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40 Many Norwegian 

42 Won follower? 

43 Ultraviolet filter 

44 Fill an empty flat 

45 "_ It a Pity" 

47 Pre-owned 

48 Spanish ship 
50 Caterwaul 

52 Subarctic forest 
54 Functional 

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61 Sharp taste 

63 Tic-tac-toe win 

64 Work gang 

65 Pancake topper 

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29 Pairing 

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Wash your hands: Stop the spread of disease 

By Kristen 

L&E Editor 
Additional reporting 


Elaine Broussard 

Sometimes when we're on the 
go and time is of the essence, we use 
the restroom , do our business and 
then just run out without a second 
thought. Yet, there was one simple 
thing that was forgotten: to wash 
your hands. 

As a result, the Sauce staff 
decided to do some bathroom 
stakeouts. The results were 
rather shocking. 

In a recent study conducted 
by the Current Sauce staff, 75.4 
percent of students who used 
the restrooms did 
not wash their 
hands properly. 
Also, a shocking 
( 31.2 percent did 
4) not wash their 
4) hands at all. 

The Center for Disease Con- 
trol (CDC) Web site states "it is esti- 
mated that one out of three people 
do not wash their hands after using 
the restroom." 

The observations were conduct- 
ed in the Kyser Hall restrooms, both 
male and female restrooms on every 
floor. A total of 138 people were 
observed. The 
definitions determining of wether 
the person washed their hands or 
not was due to factors such as if the 
person used soap, or they left their 
hands under running water for 
longer than 10 seconds and actually 
used soap. 

For example, washing properly 
would consist of cleansing thor- 
oughly, using soap for more than 20 
seconds. Barely washing was when a 
person ran their hands underneath 
the water, without soap, for less than 
20 seconds. Not washing at all, was 
determined when a person blatantly 
walked out of the restroom with out 
washing their hands. 

Beginning on Oct. 19, Sauce 

reporters observed restroom stalls, 
at random times during the day. For 
example, during one run, three peo- 
ple washed, four did not wash and 
six barely washed. 

There was no soap in the second 
floor bathroom, which inhibited 
bathroom users to properly wash 
their hands. 

"I'm all about being healthy, but 
it's difficult to do so when there is a 
lack of paper towels and soap; it's 
like a hit or miss," freshman Aman- 
da Breaux said. "Sometimes there is 
soap and towels, and other times 
you're left dripping." 

At 2 p.m. on Oct. 19, in the first 
floor bathroom, two people washed 
their hands, three didn't wash, and 
four barely washed. Likewise, in the 
second floor restroom, three 
washed, five didn't wash, and seven 
barely washed. 

The most effective way to keep 
from getting sick is to wash your 
hands. The CDC Web site Germs 
can enter your body when you touch 
your eyes, nose or mouth. 

"One of the most common ways 
people catch colds is by rubbing 
their nose or their eyes after their 
hands have been contaminated with 
the cold virus," states the CDC Web 

Such diseases which can be pre- 
vented by washing hands are hepa- 
titis A, meningitis and infectious 

A phone survey conducted by 
Wirthlin Worldwide found that 94 
percent of adults claimed they 
washed their hands after using the 

"An observational survey 
viewed 6333 adults in public rest- 
rooms in New York, Chicago, 
Atlanta, New Orleans and San Fran- 
cisco (3236 males and 3097 females) 
and found that only 68%, in fact, did 
so," Wirthlin Worldwide. 

"It was also concluded that 
women washed their hands more 
often than men," Wirthlin World- 
wide said. 74 percent of women 
wash their hands versus 61 percent 
of men . 

The proper procedure for wash- 
ing hands consists of a 20-second 
wash procedure, which will effec- 
tively reduce bacteria on hands. 
Plain hand soaps, antimicrobal hand 
soaps and E2 hand soaps are most 
effective for reducing germs. 

It is important to wash your 
hands before, during and after you 
prepare food. It is also important to 
do so after using the restroom, and 
before eating. 

Handling animals can also cause 
infection, so it is important to wash 
then as well. 

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■ First, wet your 
hands and apply 
liquid or clean 
bar soap. 

■ Next, rub your 
hands vigorously 
together and 

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■ Continue for 10-15 seconds. It is the soap combined 
with the scrubbing action that helps dislodge and remove 

■ Rinse well and dry your hands. 

Information courtesy: 

www.cdc . go v/ncidod/ op/handwashing .htm 


Whenever a person does not wash their hands properly, or at all, they 
increase the risk for infection by touching their: 



or mouth. 

One of the most common ways people catch colds is by rubbing their 
nose or their eyes after their hands have been contaminated with the cold 


Observations based on Oct. 19, 21 and 22 

Communicable diseases you can contract : 

Colds Meningitis 
Infectious diarrhea Hepatitis A 



□ Did not wash 

Source: Elaine Broussard. 2002 

138 people observed 

Good, better, best? 
'The Good Doctor' tops the chart 

By Tasha N. 


'Picture this. It 
was Nov. 4; opening night of 
the NSU theater production 
of "The Good Doctor." 

It was extremely packed 
and lots of people were 
unable to get in the show 
because of the lack of seating. 

The production was pre- 
sented in the Loft Theater 
located on the second floor of 
A. A. Frederick's Auditorium. 
This particular auditorium 
allows the audience to inter- 
act well with the actors, since 
the entire theatre is about the 
size of a living room. 

The play is a drama 
based on the writings of 
Russian Anton Chekhov. 
Chekhov began writing arti- 
cles to pay for medical 
school. Chekhov's first 
career was that of a writer of 
comical material, and he 
began contributing to minor 
magazines under a pen name 
of Antosha Chekhonte in 

Neil Simon, a contempo- 

"The way I see things is both sad and funny. I can't 
imagine a comical situation that isn't at the same 
time also painful." 

-Neil Simon, playwright 

about "The Good Doctor" 

rary writer who wrote "The 
Odd Couple" and "Biloxi 
Blue," wrote the play. 
Chekhov inspired Simon at 
the time of Simon's wife's 
death from cancer. 

As "a good doctor," 
Chekhov tried desperately to 
prevent recurrence of famine 
among the peasants in the 
backcountry of Nizhny Nov- 
gorod and Voronyesh 
provinces. Chekhov died in 
1904 after contracting tuber- 
culosis from one of his 

The play is set to the 
thoughts of Chekhov, played 
by Greg Washington, as a 
series of his characters come 
to life. 

"I enjoyed playing the 
character. It was a lot of fun," 
Washington said. 

The simple stage and cos- 
tumes were mostly black 
with a hint of color. This was 
done to bring more attention 
to the message of every char- 


"The Good Doctor" is 
about finding the humor in 
pain and a piece of your own 

"The cast is wonderful. It 
is very important for each 
cast member to know the 
script and find themselves in 
each character," said Vicki 
Parrish, University professor 
and director of play. 

The cast members fit each 
one of their roles. Each scene 
was filled with humor and 
lots of knowledge to ponder. 
Compared to an average 
evening in Natchitoches, this 
play is truly an evening well 

After reviewing the five 
star scales of plays, "The 
Good Doctor" gets four and a 
half stars. ( I give it four stars 
for the awesome story line, 
great cast and crew, but took 
off half a star for the bad seat- 
ing.) Just a little advice... big 
message, big place! 

Ml Fest 


2 p.m. to 5 p.m. 
In front of the Student Union 

live music and free food 

Photo by Candice Pauley 

The cast of The Good Doctor prepares for opening 
night in the costume room. 

Students perform at Fall 
Wind Ensemble concert 

By Karen Patriquin 

Sauce Reporter 

The Fall Wind Ensemble 

concert was held Monday at 

the Magale Recital Hall. 

William E. Brent, the head of 

the creative and performing 

arts department, conducted 

the ensemble . : ~. ~T\ 

, This is a wonderful 

along with , J 

the help of mustc education pro- 
Ronald May- gram." 
field, a grad- -Melanie Davis 

uate assistant junior trombone player this ensemble, 
conductor. practicing three 

The students played six 
pieces of contemporary clas- 
sic music. 

The concert started with 
the more serious piece 
"Symphonic Dance No. 3" 
and gradually got a lighter 

The concert ended on an 
upbeat note 
with "Hounds 
of Spring". 

The students 
worked hard in 

Mayfield accompanied 
the 56 talented students on 
the trombone. Shirley Jen- 
nings, an NSU faculty mem- 
ber, accompanied on harp 
and Jack Bradley, professor 
of woodwinds, on clarinet. 

times a week since the 
beginning of the school 
year. "This is a wonderful 
music education program," 
said Melanie Davis, a junior 
trombone player. 

They can take a break 

now because the next per- 
formance is not until next 

Mark Talbot, trum- 
pet player, commented on 
the performance as well. 

"It's a lot better than 
marching. It's more laid 
back," Turner said. 

"Mr. Brent is great," 
Justin Turner, also a trumpe' 
player, said. • 

"Hopefully when they 
come to our concerts they 
will leave with a little 
lighter step, maybe a little 
less burden. A few moments 
away from the reality, th4 
war in Iraq, and things like 
that. It's just an uplifting 
experience," Brent said. 

Photo by Candice P 3 ^ 

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Sauce Reporter 

The Demon soccer team, which looked 
primed to take the Southland Conference title a 
few weeks ago, now finds its championship 
hopes dependent on the finishing records of two 
other schools. 

Southeastern, which lost to Southwest Texas 
2-1, can still win the conference provided that 
they beat Nicholls on Tuesday. SWT has hopes of 
either winning or sharing in the SLC title with a 
win Monday against McNeese State. 

It neither team wins, the injury-plagued 
Demons will have cause to celebrate with an 
undisputed claim to the SLC crown. 



Photo by Gary Hardamon 

Heather Penico gets a head on the ball with a little 
help from the opposition. Lady Demons have enjoyed 
a winning season, but their championship remains up 
in the air. 

Celebration is a much sought-after com- 
modity for the Demons who have not fully 
recovered from the loss of key players Brittany 
Hung, Rachel Folk and Hillarie Marshall. 

NSU's latest disappointment, a 1-1 tie 
against the Ladyjacks of SFA, a team the 
Demons trounced 4-0 in September, came on a 
rainy Sunday afternoon at Turpin Stadium. 

SFA scored just 24 seconds into the first half, 
when Ladyjack Sara Hernandez scored on an 
assist from Christy Mestayer moments after the 
opening kickoff, to put SFA up by one. 

From there the Demons went on the defen- 
sive as sophomore goalkeeper Nellie Latolais 
played a perfect game for the remainder of the 
afternoon, scooping up nine saves and keeping 
the Demons within one. 

While NSU's defense stood solid; a Demon 
offense failed to materialize until late in the sec- 
ond half when sophomore forward Danielle 
Thomas scored off a throw in to even the game 
at one. 

The Demons had opportunities to score in 
the closing minutes of the game as well as the 
following overtime period but could not come 
up with a winning goal. 

Although the tie with SFA may or may not 
have signaled the departure of the Demons' SLC 
title hopes, it did mark the last time that three 
Demons will ever see playing time at Turpin Sta- 

Seniors Tenille Fogel, Jill Lowe and Jennifer 
Britain, will all be departing the Demon soccer 
team after this season. 

"Tenille has been a valuable asset to our pro- 
gram both on and off the field... Jill has always 
been a rock for us.. .She [Britain] has been a great 
addition to our program," Head Coach Jimmy 
Mitchell said of his exiting seniors, all of which 
were a part of the first senior Demon soccer class 
to win 40 games in 40 years. 

Before Fogel, Lowe and Britain can leave 
NSU however, they will stay by their team- 
mates' side awaiting the outcomes of the South- 
eastern and SWT games in hopes that their col- 
lective struggle will deliver them into the bask- 
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Cross Country 

By Andrew David 

Sauce Reporter 

Good thing there 
weren't any whales around 
Monday afternoon, other- 
wise Demon cross-country 
runner Jonah Chelimo might 
not have had the day he did. 

Chelimo finished in 
eighth place at the 2002 
Southland Conference 
Cross-Country champi- 
onships hosted by NSU at 
Demon Hills golf course. 

Other individual stand- 
outs for the Demons were 
Chris Groome ranked 38th 
with a time of 28:26.10; Roy 
Ramirez finished 34th with a 
30:04.20; and Blake Hines 
came in 56th place with a 
30:10.90. Terry Gatson, and 
Michael Hicks also placed 
63rd and 67th, respectively 

Top honors in the indi- 
vidual and team men and 
women's race went to the 
Lumberjacks of Stephen F. 
Austin with Nathan Flores 
winning with a time of 
25:41.70 and Ana Rodriguez 
with a 19:18.70. Rodriguez 
finished her race almost a 
full six seconds ahead of her 
nearest competitor Kajsa 
Haglund of Texas-Arling- 

The Demons, as a team 
finished sixth place in the 

Photo by Gary Hardamon 

Jonah Chelimo splashes through Demon Hills golf course Monday in the 
SLC championships. Chelimo took eighth place in the event and NSU fin- 
ished sixth overall. 

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Demons scare Sam Houston, Travel to Jacksonville 

Germond Williams and Terrence McGee receive defensive players honors for roles in Nicholls and Sam Houston games 

By Patrick West 

Sauce Reporter 

The Northwestern State 
Demons and its fans spooked 
the Sam Houston Bearkats 
Halloween night in a powerful 
38-10 win in Southland Con- 
ference action. 

In a nationally-televised 
game that saw fans dressed as 
ladies to pimps to demon 
fanatics saw the Demons 
pound the Bearkats into sub- 
mission out gaining them 416- 
174 yards and posted 26 first 
downs while holding them to 
only nine. 

The win preserved the 
Demons five game winning 
streak and the ninth consecu- 
tive home field victory. 

Helping the win was the 
duo of Shelton Sampson and 
Derrick Johnese each ran for 
over 100 yards on the night. 
Johnese ran for 101 yards on 
21 carries with two touch- 
downs notching him his 
fourth straight 100-yard rush- 
ing game. Sampson ran for 118 
yards on 18 carries with one 

"Shelton and Derrick 

played extremely well and 
they keep playing better and 
better each week," Demon 
Head Coach Scott Stoker said. 
"Our game plan is to give 
them the ball, that is no sur- 

Sam Houston State was 
more than spooked as the 
Demon defense swarmed and 
scared the receiving corps for 
the Bearkats. 

The attacking Demon 
defense sacked the Bearkat 
quarterback six times for neg- 
ative 60 yards. This raised the 
Demon sack total to 38 tops in 
the Southland Conference. 

The Demon Defense held 
Sam Houston to only 53 yards 
rushing and the secondary 
held the quarterback to a 
meek 8 of 24 passing for just 
121 yards and one intercep- 

The Bearkats only touch- 
down of the game came with 
only 10 seconds left in the 
ballgame against the Demon 

Terrence McGee led the 
Demon defense holding top 
receiver in the conference 
Jason Mathenia to only one 

Photo by Gary Hardamon 

Derrick Johnese put up some impressive numbers in his fourth straight 100 yard game with 101 yards on 21 car- 
ries and 2 touchdowns. 

catch before reserves took He had five tackles, inter- game for McGee led him to the 
over and Mathenia scored on a cepted a pass and broke up Louisiana and SLC defensive 
35-yard pass. another pass attempt. The big player of the week honors. 

"Terrence had a good ball 
game and shutdown the lead- 
ing receiver of the conference 
and added a pick and some 
key stops for us," Stoker said. 

This is the second straight 
week that a Demon defensive 
player has won this award; 
senior linebacker Germond 
Williams was honored last 
week after a record 17 tackles 
against the Colonels. 

Northwestern State 
remained No. 3 in the Division 
I-AA football top 25 polls 
Wednesday after their domi- 
nating win against the Bear- 
kats. NSU also returned to the 
No. 3 spot in the ESPN /USA 
Today coaches' poll after slip- 
ping to No. 4 last week. 

Up next for the No. 3 
ranked Demons (8-1 overall, 3- 
SLC) is Jacksonville State (4- 
5 overall, 1-4 SLC). The 
Demons will travel to hostile 
gamecock territory Saturday 
for a kickoff time at 4 pm. 

"Tough game on the road 
at Jacksonville and it is going 
to be their homecoming game 
and senior night, so they are 
going to be fired up to play," 
Stoker said. 


Lady Demon basketball 

Lady Demons begin season with great expectations 

Sauce Reporter 

The soothsayers that are 
the coaches and conference 
sports information depart- 
ments have picked the Lady 
Demons to finish atop confer- 
ence competition mountain. 

With three players having 
undergone surgery the NSU 
Lady Demons basketball team 
is anticipating an exciting sea- 

Senior guard Angela 
Davidson is currently recover- 
ing from stress fractures. 
Sophomore forward Beth Tal- 
lant underwent shoulder sur- 
gery and junior forward Katri- 
na Swanigan recently had 
knee surgery. 

Regardless of the surgery 
setbacks Lady Demon head 
coach James Smith said that all 
of the players are playing 
strong and Davidson, Tallant 
and Swanigan have recovered 
extremely well. 

Smith also said that he 
looks forward to this season, 
and that the team is very 

"I like this team because 
the starters are back, and the 
— — 

younger players have shown 
great improvement," Smith 

Four players including 
Angela Davidson, La 'Terrica 
Dobin, Katrina Swanigan, and 
Anna Means made the pre- 
season conference team. 

Davidson, SLC Player of 
the Year, and Dobin, last sea- 
son's national leader in assists, 
were placed on the first team. 
Means and Swanigan were 
selected for the second team. 

Smith said that he is 
proud of the girls and their 

"We know we have four 
people with experience and 
respect from other teams in 
the conference," Smith said. 

Lady Demon assistant 
coach Jennifer Graf said the 
team's love for basketball is 
going to see them through the 

It's fun to watch them," 
Graf said. "The older girls 
motivate and coach the 
younger ones and as far as 
playing, they shouldn't miss a 

The Lady Demons have a 
busv season ahead. They will 

compete against teams includ- 
ing University of California 
Los Angles, University of 
Nevada Las Vegas and Uni- 
versity of Arkansas. 

Having won 20 or more 
games in each of the past four 
seasons, the Lady Demons are 
among the 25 winningest pro- 
grams in the country for that 
time span. Smith and the Lady 
Demons have won two regular 
season titles in the past 
decade, one of only two South- 
land schools to do so. 

Smith said that every team 
the Lady Demons takes on will 
be prepared, so the girls must 
be just as prepared. 

"The team realizes and 
understands the opportunity 
that's there, and we should be 
successful by holding on to 
that enthusiasm," Smith said. 

The Lady Demon basket- 
ball season will begin on Nov. 
14 in an exhibition game 
against Ouachita Baptist. The 
Lady Demons will begin the 
season at home in Prather Col- 
iseum on Dec. 4 at 6:30 p.m. 

The team starts their regu- 
lar season at Texas A&M on 
Nov. 25. 

Lady Demon Basketball 2002-03 Schedule 

Nov. 14 

Ouahcita Baptist (Exb.) 

Jan. 23 


Nov. 18 


Jan. 25 

Sam Houston State 

Nov. 25 

Texas A&M 

Jan. 30 

Univ. Tx.- Arlington 

Nov. 30 

UCLA (UNLV Tourney) 


Stephen F.Austin 

Nov. 30 

UNLV(UNLV Tourney) 

Feb. 6 

Univ.Tx.-San Antonio 



Feb. 8 

SW. Texas 

Dec. 4 

Henderson State Univ. 

Feb. 13 

McNeese State 

Dec. 6-7 

Rice Tourney 

Feb. 15 


Dec. 16 

Prairie View A&M 

Feb. 20 

Nicholls State 

Dec. 30 


Feb. 22 


Jan. 2 

Univ.Tx.-San Antonio 

Feb, 27 


Jan. 4 

S W.Texas 

March 1 

Sam Houston State 

Jan. 9 

McNeese State 

March 5 Univ.Tx.-Arlinqton 

Jan. 16 


March 7 

Stephen F.Austin 

Jan. 18 

Nicholls State 

March 1 0-1 5 SLC Tourney 

Stone: Demons all-time top killer 

By Josh Barrios 

Sauce Reporter 

Lady Demon volleyball 
took on two tough teams as 
they honored their new career 
'kill' leader last week. 

Friday night Christina 
Stone made her 1,294th kill 
making her NSU's new career 
kill leader. Stone passed the 
previous leader, Tiffany 
Cronin, by three kills and was 
honored before the night's 
game against Nicholls. 

Her 363 kills have helped 
the Lady Demons to gain 
their 11 wins this season, but 
assistant volleyball coach 
Joby Holcomb said that the 
absence of her and teammate 
Flavia Belo may have made 
the difference in last week's 

"Their injuries really kept 
us out of the matches," Hol- 
comb said. "We get 12 to 14 

kills from Flavia a match." 

Stone and Belo are both 
currently out of commission 
due to recent ankle injuries 
and were not able to assist 
their team against Nicholls or 
Southeastern. NSU fell to 
both teams last week three 
games to one 
bringing their 

season record 
to 11-20. 

this record 
may seem not 
impressive to 
some, Hol- 
comb said the 

team is doing well against 
good teams. 

With matches against 
teams like Eastern Michigan, 
Iowa and their shutout win 
against Western Illinois; Hol- 
comb said that he has seen 
great improvement. 

"Individually, the kids 

have grown so much," Hol- 
comb said. 

He also said that with the 
changes seen in the team 
from last season, he is anx- 
ious to see what will come in 
the next season. 

"Their enthusiasm and 

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about the changes in the 

year s team, 
Holcomb said 
"These kids 
want to win." 
Although the 
team is looking 
forward, their 
next few games may be hard. 

The Demons play at 
home this week against 
McNeese State at 7 p.m. on 
Friday and Lamar at 4 pm 
on Saturday. 

"The next few matches 
will be tough," Holcomb said. 

'But they should be good." 

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By Adam Parker 

Sauce Reporter 

The NSU Crew participated in the Louisiana 
States Regatta this weekend in New Orleans, LA. 
The race consisted of rowers from Tulane, LSU, 
and NSU, as well as students from the Louisiana 
School for Math, Science, and the Arts here on 

All of NSU's novice men boats finished ahead 
of in-state rival Tulane's novice 
men boats. 

"I'm really proud of my 
guys. They worked together real- 
ly well. I've never coxed a boat 
that worked together that well," 
Amanda Breaux, freshman 
coxswain, said. 

"I was really pleased with makes showing 

the performance of my boat. It 
was a long day in bad weather 
conditions, but they pushed 
through," Megan Mercantel, 
sophomore coxswain, said. 

A novice women four boat also surpassed 

NSU Crew 

at States, prepares for 
Cane River Marathon 

"It was disappointing to finish behind Tular* 
again after finishing behind them last year," Jason 
Stelly, a Varsity lightweight rower, said. 

"We're by far better than any other crew tea* 1 
that Northwestern has had. Watch out for netf 
year," Stelly said. 

The tournament was an official race, but t& 
on the same scale of races like the Marathon Ro^ 
ing Championships here in Natchitoches thi* 

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endurance race that begins clo*j 
to the Melrose plantation, ai* 3 
ends right before the Keyser > 
bridge. The Marathon is a 26 
race, and will have 2 of NSU 
boats competing in it, a men 
eight man boat and a wonie 11 

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for 26 miles. Everybody can 
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Thursday, November 14, 2002 

No new Greek 
row decision 
until March 

By Britton Faucon 

Sauce Reporter 

If the sale of University 
property goes as hoped, NSU 
could start work soon on a 
new Greek row. 

The City of Natchitoches 
meets in March to discuss the 
sale of NSU property. 

According to Vice Presi- 
dent of Student Affairs Dan 
Seymour, the University owns 
property across Highway 6 
near Brookshire's grocery store 
that the city is interested in 

The selling of this land is 
one step in a process to devel- 
op land on Northwestern's 
existing campus. 

We need to follow steps," 
Luke Dowden, assistant direc- 
tor of student 

activities, greek "It IS fl matter of get 

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what we are 
going to focus 
on now." 
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said the Uni- 
versity Board of 

Administrators convened to 
discuss the sale of the land on 
Highway 6. The administra- 
tion agreed to this action. 

Currently, the Board of 
Administrators is waiting for 
legislation to pass with the city 
council for the permission to 
sell the land. 

"It is a matter of getting 
support from the state and 
moving to the next phase," 
Dowden said regarding each 
state of the process. 

Seymour said that if the 
land were sold, the money 
earned from the sale would be 
used for the infrastructure for 
the proposed Greek row. 

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along the strip where the 
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house currently located. 

Seymour said the land 
would be separated into lots 
and the names of interested 
organizations would be ran- 
domly picked in a lottery to 
distribute the land. 

Each organization would 
be granted a hundred-year 
lease and remain responsible 
for the building of the house as 
well as the upkeep. Seymour 
clarified that these plans are all 
projected and are subject to 
change with each step of the 

Even though the land is 
referred to as a new Greek row, 
all organizations have an 
opportunity to relocate their 
organization to 
this area. 

"I think 
it is a good 
time to collabo- 
rate with other 
groups and I 
think it is a 
plus to have 
other groups 
interested, " 
greek life Dowden said. 


organizations that have 
expressed an interested in this 
property are Sigma Sigma 
Sigma, Phi Mu, Pi Kappa Phi, 
and Tau Kappa Epsilon. The 
Fellowship of Christian Ath- 
letes and Baptist Collegiate 
Ministry are also attracted to 
this new land. 

"I think it will affect our 
organization in an incredible 
way," Gerald Long, area coor- 
dinator for Fellowship of 
Christian Athletes. "Students 
would have a place to call their 
own and it would enhance the 

Seymour said that after 
the City of Natchitoches meets 
in March, the Board of Admin- 
istrators would discuss plans 
for the land's development. 

Photo by Glenn Ward 

Kappa Alpha members Scott Martin and Eric Lewis pick up trash outside of Sabine Hall during the Wednesday 
afternoon Interfraternity Council-sponsored Trash Bash. 


The University prepares to 
I meet a most important goal: 


to preserve its reputation as a 
place of higher learning 

By Rob Morgan 

Managing Editor 

As individual depart- 
ments must be accredited, so 
does the same fate fall upon 
the University. 

In the year 2007, NSU will 
receive a visit from a small 
team of scholastic agents with 
one task on their minds: rate 
the university. 

Armed with pens, 
notepads and manuals on cri- 
teria for accreditation, the 
Southern Association of Col- 
leges and Schools (SACS) will 
come to the campus. 

And NSU's only two 
options are to pass or fail. 

Although this visit is five 
years away, Northwestern has 
already begun taking defen- 
sive steps in its first formal 
year of preparation in protect- 

ing the institution's educa- 
tional honor and statewide 

"We are beginning to do a 
number of the things even 
though we are five years 
away," University President 
Randall Webb said. "We still 
need to move ahead and 
ensure that certain things are 
in place." 

"We have a got very com- 
prehensive mission statement 
in the catalog," Webb said. 
"We're going to look at the 
possibility of taking that mis- 
sion statement and condens- 
ing and refining it in a way 
that it has greater meaning for 
all of us and because we want 
to use that as a springboard 
for doing good things. This is 
critical to the process." 

Four major areas have 
been defined by the university 

to ensure that the proper 
actions are taken prior to the 
SACS visitation: 

• Academic excellence 

• Creating and maintaining a 
student environment 

• Enrollment management 

• Creating a learning center 

The first goal, academic 
excellence, has been increas- 
ingly concentrated on by the 
school through the evidence 
of its 100 percent accreditation 
and renovations of Morrison 
Hall and the Family and Con- 
sumer Science Building. 

Another step that will be 
implemented to enhance this 
goal includes the renovation 
of Williamson Hall, the build- 
ing that houses the industrial 

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By Andrew David 

Sauce Reporter 

A week after an audit 
^ort claiming three NSU fac- 
members allegedly mis- 
Jted about $60,000, final ram- 
^ c ations such as a possible 
^Hinal investigation are still 

"It is our policy not dis- 
^ Ss any ongoing investiga- 
tes," U.S. district attorney 
^lald Washington said. 
1 Washington also said that 
u a nd his staff are reviewing 
? e details of the audit to 
Ermine what, if any legal 
should be taken at the 
e ral level. 

Washington said the U.S. 
°mey's office would cor- 

roborate all findings with the 
Natchitoches district attor- 
ney's office should they dis- 
cover any evidence meriting a 
federal investigation. 

Natchitoches district 
attorney Van Kyzar told the 
Current Sauce last week an 
independent investigation of 
the audit would take place. 
However, results preliminary 
or otherwise, have not yet 
been divulged to the public. 

Kyzar was out of town at 
press time and could not be 
reached for comment. 

Other aspects of the 
report, like reasons for the 
continued employment status 
of NSU faculty Alvin Bros- 
sette, and assistant professors 
Glenn Moffett and Sherman 

Vogel, and reasons for their 
paid administrative leave, 
have also failed to materialize. 

Director of Human 
Resources Cecil Knotts was 
also out of town when the 
Sauce inquired about the 
employment records of Bros- 
sette, Moffett and Vogel. 

Members of Brossette's 
continuing education depart- 
ment refrained from giving 
any specific comments on the 

"I don't think I should 
make a comment at this time, 
because it is where I work and 
I would rather not get into it at 
this point," department of 
continuing education credit 
programs employee Yvonne 
Alost said. 

However, College of Edu- 
cation Dean John Tbllett said 
he was shocked and never 
considered Brossette to be 
involved in possible criminal 

Tollett also spoke about 
the possible effects an investi- 
gation would have on his 

"It really didn't raise any 
concerns for me," Tollett said. 
"Our integrity is what the Uni- 
versity is paying us to have." 

Tollett said the Universi- 
ty's greatest response will be 
in documentation policy 

"I don't think it will taint 
any of the University's reputa- 
tion," Tollett said. "I think we 
all just have to be extremely 

Legislative Audit 

How are grants 
distributed? What is 
the Ben D. Johnson 
Educational Center? 

See page 2 for reports 
on audit elements 

careful and document what 
the grants are designed to do 
and have an extremely well- 
laid paper trail of everything 
we do." 

Tollett refused to com- 
ment on Brossette, Vogel or 

Leesville head, 
former alumni 
director die 

By Patrick West 

Sauce Reporter 

Two prominent figures 
involved in NSU affairs 
passed away this week, C. 
Creighton Owen, executive 
director of the NSU 
Leesville /Fort Polk campus, 
and Elise James, former direc- 
tor of alumni affairs. 

Owen, 77, died Saturday 
at his home in Leesville. He 
had worked after learning he 
had lung cancer, nearly up to 
his death. 

Funeral services for 
Owen were held at the Hix- 
son Funeral Home and the 
First Baptist Church in 

The Leesville campus 
was closed Monday in 
Owen's remembrance. Class- 
es resumed Monday evening. 

James, 64, died Tuesday 
after a long fight with Parkin- 
son's Disease. Funeral 
arrangements were at Blan- 
chard St. Denis Funeral 
Home and Immaculate Con- 
ception Church. 

James was inducted into 
the Long Purple Line for her 
outstanding contributions to 
NSU. She was also NSU's for- 
mer director of alumni 

SGA schedules 
'Swarm the 

By Garrett Guillotte 

Sauce Reporter 

In a brief meeting, the 
SGA senate set a date for its 
"Swarm the Dorm" outreach 

Senators unanimously 
approved a bill that would 
send senators to assigned 
dorms after this Monday 
night's meeting. 

The senators would meet 
with students in the dorms 
and discuss student concerns. 

Also, Student Supreme 
Court justice Kristin Huben 
announced that the court had 
finished its judgement on 
constitutional issues from 
several weeks ago. 

Huben said the majority 
decision from the court's Sep- 
tember 30 meeting would 
provide the court's final opin- 
ion concerning vague pas- 
sages in the SGA constitution. 

The passages formed the 
rules for appointing students 
to vacant and vacated Senate 
seats. The decision itself, 
however, would not be made 
public until all justices had 
signed it. 

The senate also attempted 
to discuss the removal of sen- 
ator Taylor Morgan. 

Senator Luke Hutchin- 
son, however, said the senate 
had not provided adequate 
notice and could not vote on 
Morgan's removal. 

Morgan, who had missed 
enough many office hours 
under the senate's rules to be 
considered for removal, was 
not present. 

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Editorials 4 

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Sports 7-8 



November 14, 2002 

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Page Designer: 

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How are training 
grants distributed? 

By Kyle A. Carter 

Sauce Reporter 

-Leland Scoggins 

Dept. of Economic g^SSS 

Development out very specif- 
ically what they 

Training grants, like the one 
issued to NSU for Alliance 
Compressors at the center of 
last week's audit report, are 
common tools for employers to 
i mprove their work force. 

NSU News Bureau Director 
David West said that training 
grants are a way to help the 
community. He said these 

grants attract 

more industry to "The institution is 
an area by creat- expecUd fo do what 
ing more labor ' 

that is skilled, they specified in their 

The grants repor t." 
also help 
schools by 
enrollment and 
giving the 
school a leVel of 

recognition for 

getting the grant over other 
training institutions, West said. 

"The money is given to the 
university for the expertise of 
job training skills from the fac- 
ulty (of the chosen training 
institution)," West said. 

Leland Scoggins of the state 
Department of Economic Devel- 
opment said such grants focus 
on improving the employees. 

"The only purpose of the 
(training) grants is to upgrade a 
person or make them employ- 
able in a field," Scoggins said. 

"Business that have extra 
money not being used and low 
i-mployment rates will imple- 
ment using the money to train 
people to fill employment," 
Kecia Glynn, of the Workforce 
Investment Office, said. 

A training grant is money 
allocated by private or govern- 
mental organizations to pay for 
the expenses of training or 

upgrading employees in a field, 
Scoggins said. 

Institutions that train work- 
ers also employ grant writers to 
secure money for their institu- 

Grant writers search for 
these grants within agencies 
and then prepare the institu- 
tions of learning to fill the stan- 
dards of the training needed by 
the agencies. Upon finding a 
grant, grant writers plan a pro- 
posal for their 

institution on 
what it will do 
with the 
money. The 
proposal is sent 
to the business 
as a report. 

"In the 

plan to do if they receive the 
grant," West said. 

When a company like 
Alliance Compressors lacks 
adequate skilled labor to meet 
the demands of production, 
grant writers propose a training 

The business will then set 
aside a sum of money as a grant 
to pay to a private or federal 
institution to train people in a 
field based on whom the busi- 
ness feels will do the best job 
with the money provided. 

After collecting various 
proposals, businesses decide 
who can best train their 
employees with the grant 

All that is left involves the 
school following up on its pro- 

"The institution is expected 
to do what they specified in 
their report," Scoggins said. 

What is the Ben Johnson 
Educational Center? 

By Justin Shatwell 

Sauce Reporter 

The Ben D. Johnson Edu- 
cational Center has received 
much attention lately concern- 
ing its involvement with Alvin 
Brossette and the alleged mis- 
appropriation of grant funds. 
Upon investigation, however, 
it appears that the center had 
very little to do with the 
events surrounding the grant. 

The ambiguity surround- 
ing the center's involvement 
in the fraud was compounded 
by the fact that the phone 
number given for the center 
on an invoice in the audit 
actually belongs to the Winn- 
field Funeral Home. 

Ben D. Johnson Educa- 
tional Center functions mostly 
as a leasing agency to other 
organizations that need class- 
rooms. The Head Start pro- 
gram is currently leasing from 
the center and conducting 
introductory computer classes 
for adults. 

According to Mrs. Taylor, 
administrator of the Head 
Start foundation, the Ben D. 
Johnson Educational Center 
has very little to do with the 
classes being taught within its 
building. Teachers and admin- 
istration are hired by the 
organization that leases the 
room, not by the center. 

Edward Ward, who works 
at the Winnfield Funeral 
Home, oversees the center. 
Ward was unavailable at the 
time of this publication to give 
a statement concerning the 

A teacher employed by 
Head Start who wished to 
remain nameless indicated 
that she believed that Bros- 
sette's dealings with the cen- 
ter were carried out in the 
same fashion. 

Stolen flags still 
not returned 

By Callie Reames 

Sauce Reporter 

Flags stolen from Natchi- 
toches' downtown a little over 
a month ago have not been 
returned. The 15 flags were 
taken from Front Street the 
weekend of Oct. 12. 

Mayor Wayne McCullen 
offered an amnesty period 
until Nov. 1 so that whoever 
stole the flags could return 
them. If the perpetrator 
returned the flags before the 
date, no questions would be 
asked, and no one would have 
been held responsible for the 

City Public and Media 
Relations' Director Courtney 
Hornsby said a few flags were 
returned that had been taken 
from other seasons. 

"Anybody caught with a 
flag after this could face felony 
charges," Hornsby said. 
Felony charges could lead to 
imprisonment for up to 10 
years and /or a fine of up to 

The value of each flag 

ranged from $40 to $60, but 
their value goes beyond mone- 
tary. Natchitoches' economy is 
affected by the tourist industry, 
and tourism can benefit from 
beautification efforts such as 
downtown's seasonal flags. 

Anyone with information 
about the case can contact the 
Natchitoches Police Depart- 
ment at 352-8101. 

Photo by Candace Pauley 

One of Natchitoches' flags flies 
over Front Street. Flags of the 
same design had been stolen. 

Minutes 11-11-02 

Call to Order- 7:00 p.m. 

The prayer was lead by Kelli Miller. 

The pledge was lead by Cade Strong. 

Roll Call 

Amanda Breaux 
Kayla Brossett 
Greg Comeaux 
Stacie Cosby 
Andy Dye 
Timberly Deville 

Dustin Floyd 
Tometrius Greer 

Liz Hughes 
Luke Hutchinson 
Brian Jarreau 
Jennifer Jensen 
Chris Johnson 
Linzie Ledford 
Scott Manguno 
Cory Markham 
Dustin Mathews 
Mindy McConell 
Kelli Miller 
Cade Strong 
Taylor Morgan 
Casey Ponder 
Ken Romas 
Adam Stoll 
Timmy Watts 
Alan Sypert 
Ryan Terry 
Liz Webb 

Adam Allen 
Chris Henry 
Jared Hewitt 

Executive Reports 

Treasurer- Dustin Mathews 
The new budget is out. Organizational 
grants will meet at 6:15 on Monday, and Fis- 
cal will at 11:00 am on Wednesdays. Let me 
know if you have any questions. 

Vice President -Jennifer Jenson 
December 9th will be the Christmas Party at 
Trailboss. There is one person up for removal 
tonight, and three people on evaluation. 

President - Stacie Cosby 
We really need some GOOD legislation. I 
don't have anything to take to Dr. Webb. We 
need to start writing legislation that pertains 
to the students and not just to the SGA. I 
have ideas, and I will help you with whatev- 
er you need, you just have to ask. We need to 
get busy and get something done. Next 
semester is going to have to be different. 

Departmental Reports 

Academic Affairs- Mindy McConell 
Our meetings are Wed. at 2:30. Scantron 
Giveaway is Mondays from 9-12:00. There 
will be a new procedure for this, to monitor 
the scantrons. Each student can only have (2) 
scantrons. We will be having a parliamentary 
meeting next month. 

External Affairs- Cade Strong 
The new radio show is Fridays from 1-3. 
External meets at 4:15 on Tuesday, and Club 
Sports meets at 5:00. We put up signs for 
new scantron hours, only the executives will 
be on the web page. Meet Your Senator day 
is next Wednesday from 10-2. Senior Day is 
on Saturday. 

Fiscal Affairs- Dustin Mathews 
Same as Treasurers report. 

Intdemal Affairs- Greg Comeaux ' v 
Fiscal matters dealing with the tre»sure. -y i 

Student Affairs- Luke Hutchinson 
The Louisiana School parking lot is in the 
process of being changed to a commuter 
parking lot. Traffic Appeals meets at 2:00. 

SAB Report- Ryan Terry 
The preliminaries for Lady of the Bracelet are 
Dec.3rd. November 18th there will be coffee- 
house, featuring "Who wants to be a hun- 
dred dollars richer?" at 7:00pm. They passed 
money for LOB, and Lagniappe. November 
14th will be Campus wide Volunteer Day. 

Advisor's Report- Mr. Henry 
Please get busy on Legislation. I need to get 
the information and the price for Trailboss, 
because it takes about a month to process. 

Supreme Court Report- Supreme Court Jus- 

The decision has been made, but we are not 
allowed to read it until we have all the signa- 
tures on it. We will announce them next 

Old Business 

Adam Stoll moves to approve bill FA02-O17. 
Cade Strong seconds. Motion passes by role 
call vote 28-0-0. Intent to remove Taylor Mor- 
gan has been postponed to next week due to 
improper prcedure. 

V. New Business 

Bills FA02-019, FA02-O20, and FA02-021 are 
all tabled until next week. 

VI. Announcements 

Office hours were great! Work on legislation, 
I will be posting who still needs to write 

The meeting was adjourned at 7:20. 

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Pep Rally 

Demons Come Out at 
Night Pep Rally will be held on 
tomorrow night at 10 p.m. at 
Turpin Stadium. Come out and 
support the Demon football 
team before Saturday s match- 
up against McNeese State. The 
pep rally is open to everyone. 

Circle K International 

Weekly meetings are held 
on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. in 
Room 209 of Kyser Hall. If you 
have any questions about Circle 
K, contact Laurie Brown at 

Club NEO 

Environmental Organization 
(NEO) has placed 24 recycling 
bins throughout all buildings on 
campus with aluminum can 
soda machines. NEO meets at 
The Foundation (no affiliation) 
on Sundays at 6 p.m. 

Latter-day Saints 

The Institute of Religion of 
The Church of Jesus Christ of 
Latter-day Saints holds weekly 
scripture study classes in Room 
316 of the Student Union every 
Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. For 
more information, call Josh at 

Students In Free Enterprise 

The NSU SIFE Team is 
inviting all majors to come join 
the fun. Meetings are held in 
Russell Hall in Room 213 every 
Monday at 12 p.m. There is no 
specific GPA required and no 
dues. For more information, go 

Student Publications 

The photo editor of The 
Times of Shreveport will be on 
campus next week to show 
slides and discuss his work as a 
photojournalist. Mike Silva is 

scheduled to make his 
presentation at 12:30 p.m. 
Thursday in 142 Kyser Hall. 
All students and faculty are 
welcome to attend. The event is 
being sponsored by the Society 
of Professional Journalists and 
the National Association of 
Black Journalists. 

Student Activities Board 

Coffeehouse. November 
18. Who Wants to be SI 00 
Richer? 7 p.m., Student 
Union Alley. 

Lady of the Bracelet. 
November 19. Physical 
Fitness Informational. 6 p.m. 
Student Union President s 

Service Learning 
Committee. November 18-22. 
Canned Food Drive. Room 
214 of Student Union. 

Service Learning 
Committee. November 14. 
Campus Wide Volunteer Day 
5-7 p.m. Call 357-5438 for 
more information. 

To find out when SAB 
committees meet, call 357- 
5438 or come by Room 214 of 
the Student Union. 

Tau Kappa Epislon 

The members of Tau Kappa 
Epsilon will be holding a 
clothing drive until Nov. 22. If 
you wish to donate any items of 
clothing (t-shirts, jeans, sweats, 
etc) please bring them by the 
TKZ House on Greek Hill and 
we will gladly take them in for 
donation. All proceeds will be 
given to charity so that the 
items can be distributed during 
Christmas. If you have any 
questions please direct them to 
Jeremy Abies at 352-9470. 

***To see your Campus 
Connection in next weeks 
issue of the Current Sauce, 
bring a typed Connection to 
room 225 of Kyser Hall. Or if 
you would like to e-mail your 
connection send it to: 


Police Blotter 

Compiled by Linda D. Held 

On Nov. 7 at 4:11 a.m. a 
member of residence hall 
security in Sabine reported a 
resident on the fourth floor 
with severe chest pains. 
Three units and a NPH 
ambulance arrived on the 
scene, but the student was 
not transported. 

At 12:04 p.m. a call was 
made about a fight in 
progress at Kyser Hall. Two 
units and the nurse arrived 
on the scene. A student was 
escorted from the scene and 
checked out by the nurse. 

A student called in at 
6:35 p.m. to report that her 
purse had been stolen while 
she was walking from Kyser. 
An officer responded to 
Sabine to take a statement. 
The suspect was described 
as a black male approxi- 
mately 5'8" around 1701bs 
and wearing a blue sweat- 
shirt with a hood over his 

Campus police received 
a call at 6:50 p.m. about a 
fight at Iberville. NSU offi- 
cers arrived on the scene 
and then called on city 
police for assistance. Lt. 
Hargrove from NPD and 
Natchitoches Police Sheriff's 
Officer Rujo assisted and the 
scene was under control ten 
minutes later. 

On Nov. 8 at 12:52 a.m. a 
front desk worker at Rapi- 
des called to report that he 
heard some people were 
smoking weed behind Rapi- 
des. An officer responded 

and the call was logged. 

At 11:48 a.m. a subject 
called to report that a stu- 
dent had passed out in room 
423 of Kyser. An officer and 
the nurse responded to the 
call. An ambulance was dis- 
patched at 12:02 and by 
12:30 p.m. the situation was 
under control. 

Student workers in Wat- 
son Library computer lab 
called at 3:36 p.m. to report a 
medical emergency. A stu- 
dent was appearing to have 
a seizure. NPH was contact- 
ed. The call was logged. 

Campus police received 
a call from the AC in Booz- 
man in reference to a drug 
law violation. An officer 
responded to the call and it 
was logged. 

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at 5:01 p.m. to report a win- 
dow in her white Tahoe 
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ing lot. The call was logged- 

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By Melissa Gilliam 

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An NSU student's idea to 
recognize two parking lots as 
legal parking places for com- 
muters may go into effect. 

Luke Hutchinson, com- 
missioner of the department 
of student affairs of the SGA 
was to speak to the NSU Traf- 
fic and Safety Board on Tues- 
day afternoon in an effort to 
make an unofficial commuter 
parking area on campus offi- 

This would not actually 
create any new parking on 
campus, but would make 
legal what students have 
already been doing. 

Hutchinson planned to 
suggest that the Louisiana 
School for Math, Science and 
the Arts parking lot outside 
of Caddo Hall be officially 
split into half Louisiana 
School parking and half NSU 
commuter parking. 

"Commuters have been 
parking there as long as I can 
remember, I'm just doing this 
to help commuters to not get 
tickets," said Hutchinson. 

Speaker of the Senate 
Greg Comeaux said Hutchin- 
son's idea was passed by the 

The parking problem at 
NSU is one that students and 
faculty are familiar with. Stu- 
dents at Northwestern have 
become accustomed to park- 
ing on grass and in zones not 
permitted by their parking 

According to Chief Ricky 
Williams of the University 
Police Department, the dirt 

lot across the road from the 
School of Creative and Per- 
forming Arts has been a com- 
muter lot for about two years 
as well. 

That lot is an official com- 
muter lot, though it has never 
been announced publicly. 

There are no signs post- 
ing that these two areas are 
clear for commuter parking, 
and the official NSU traffic 
map still has Caddo's lot des- 
ignated as Louisiana School 
and the Arts dirt lot designat- 
ed as grass rather than park- 

Neither Hutchinson nor 
Williams know when the two 
lots will be posted as com- 
muter, or when the Universi- 
ty will create new campus 
maps on which the lots will 
be designated properly. 

The CAPA lot was sup- 
posed to have been paved 

"Loren Lindsey, who's in 
charge of the Physical Plant, 
he's on the parking commit- 
tee as well, has never gotten 
around to hard-surfacing it in 
two years," Williams said. 

Williams said finances for 
paving that lot are probably a 
significant obstacle for Lind- 
sey. The only university 
funds for parking, lighting, 
and s